I created this card for our monthly card exchange for Teapot Tuesdays. This month's challenge was: "A Reflection of Your Collection" by our hostess Sandy! I loved reading about how Teapot Tuesdays started, also!
I've been stamping since the late 80's, so I have a huge stamp collection...as, I'm sure, many of you do! I love stamping and have rarely made multiples of the same card over all those years! I love the process and creativity it takes to create each unique card. Now that I'm retired, I no longer have to stay up late into the night creating cards after a long day of work. However, I often still burn the midnight oil making cards. I love EVERYTHING about making cards!!! The possibilities are endless, and I want to try every technique, every medium, every embellishment and every new fold...did I say, I love making cards?!!
For this card, I used a 20 year old stamp. I colored my lovely stamping lady with colored pencils, adding Crystal Lacquer and Stickles glitter for some pizazz. I also made my wallpaper with some older tiny stamps in my stash. I used a decorator scissors for my bottom border. I pierced the 4 corners of my purple card stock for "extra cookies." I wanted to go back to the basics of stamping, coloring and layering!
Oh yes, I forgot to add that I stamped, "On a dark quiet night all you can hear is the thump, thump, thump of rubber stampers" on the inside of the card. Also, stamped on the envelope: "I think that I shall never see, a rubber stamp that don't need."
Thanks for a great challenge Sandy!
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 GMT Views: 278
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 43497
Wed, Oct 27, 2021 @ 5:05 AM
Oh you Mad Stamper you!!!! This is FABULOUS Gracie! I love the image, the wallpaper, the bright colors...this just cracks me up. We can all relate to this stamping madness....Maybe I'll be the lucky one to get this card...
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Wed, Oct 27, 2021 @ 6:17 AM
OMG a picture of ME! I am in love with your whole creation from that intense stamper working on her cramped little table (me) to the myriad colors and patterns that frame her life. This has jumped right into my fav's!
------------------------------ Linda aka Bubbles
I'm not a Hoarder . . . I'm the Curator of an extensive collection of embellishments!!
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Thu, Oct 28, 2021 @ 1:47 PM
That looks just like me! I can get lost in my stamping projects for hours! I used to have a stamp that said, "She who has the most stamps wins" that I used to sign the backs of my cards, but sadly the rubber gave out. This is so fun in all the bright colors!!
She who has the most stamps...wins!