Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Lockhart Quilt Stamp

A few month ago, Debbie Olson had this Lockhart quilt stamp as a give away to a randomly drawn comment. I was lucky enough to have won the stamp!! I usually don't win things, my husband is generally the "winner" in our family, so I was very excited!! That week at my card class, our challenge was to use chalks or Stampin' Up pastels. I thought that my newly acquired quilt stamp would look warm with some pastels on it so I pulled it out and gave it a try. This is the end result. I used all earth element pastels, more mustard, pumpkin pie, ruby red, and glorious green. I then took a button that was a close match with the more mustard and tied a few strands of floss through it and added it to the center of the quilt image. I matted this on some black, then ruby red, then more black cardstock. All of this was placed on a card front of more mustard which I stamped with the Flannel background in more mustard for a subtle and soft background. The finishing touch was some natural colored hemp knotted to the right of the image and the front placed on a black card base. I think it all pulled together quite nicely! I did not put a sentiment on the outside. I often feel like they should go on the inside. Any comments?? Do you think this card needs a sentiment on the outside?? Are you a card maker who always puts a sentiment on the outside?? or do you sometimes leave the inside to do the talking ?? Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts. edited to read: I am sorry but I cannot get the Lockhart Stamp link to work above... so maybe this will work - try to link from here!! http://www.lockhartstampcompany.com/index.htm Thanks for visiting.

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