I stamped! In fact, I made a fairly quick card for a secret sis group I belong to from Splitcoaststampers (DDSS), which I'll have for you tomorrow. Then, I scrambled to complete a project to submit for a contest. I don't really think I have a chance in winning (not defeatist thinking), but I know what talent there is. I guess my way of thinking... try and have fun in the process. No harm... and I had a blast.
Lockhart Stamping Company is hosting a Recipe Card Contest, made with one or more of their stamps. Their criteria was pretty simple.
I had recently purchased two of Lockharts stamps from Ellen Hutson's online store. In fact, that's where I heard about the contest. Since I just HAD to have the strawberries stamp, I gave the contest a GO.
This is what I made:
The card base is Real Red (4" x 6"), layered with Always Artichoke. I typed up the recipe on the computer and printed it on Whisper White cardstock. To give the white layer a bit more interest, I used the Paisley Background stamp by SU with So Saffron, stamped off once... which really looks like fabric or aged parchment. I watercolored the Strawberries image with Watercolor crayons, with multiple layers of color for depth. The piercing was done with a template I also bought from Ellen Hutson, called Ornare. The one I purchased appears to be out of stock, but this will at least give you an idea what I used. The templates are so amazing. I can tell I'll be using it a lot. There are a few additional details to the recipe card, but the gist of it is here. It was really a lot of fun to make.
After all that... I went to Lockhart's website to see where to send it, and was instantly humbled... Debbie Olsen (stamper extraordinaire) had designed a sample for Lockhart. I know there's some stiff competition out there...
Good thing, it was all just for fun! ;-)
Thanks for looking!