Before christmas I bought a sheet of unmounted rubber stamps called 'Texture' from Designs By Ryn which was bought only because I'd seen those wonderful water droplets on so many cards around Blogland and of course I 'had' to have them (you know what I mean). The stamps duly arrived and I realised I'd run out of cling foam so my fingers toddled off to the shops to order some... oh and don't forget the Tim Holtz non-stick scissors necessary for the cutting out ! So by the time stamps were mounted and cut I realised that I had a complete mental block as this was definitely not my normal sort of stamp...and they duly got put in the cupboard.
As you are probably aware the lovely Darnell is hosting another of her
fabulous NBUS challenges where she wants us to use our Never-Before-Used
Schtuff so I thought it was a good time to get said stamps out of the cupboard and try to create something. For my first attempt I've gone for a very simple design using the 'fish scales' stamp and another NBUS item - an Impression Obsession 'gingko leaf' die and added a couple of gems and a peel-off sentiment to finish. It does't show up too well in the photo but the image and dies are attached with foam pads and the card is not mustardy but an orangey yellow.
I'm off to join in the fun at Darnell's NBUS challenge
and as I only used scraps of card which were lying around on my table I'm also off to Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge where you have to use your snippets to join in the fun.
I'm also heading over to a couple more challenges
Scrapy Land challenge 'anything goes with a brand of die that Scrapy Land sells'
and Designs By Ryn March customer creation challenge
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