On Sunday, I was lucky enough to be able to attend a little stamping session -- where someone else did the designing and prep. What a treat!
I was given a little mini kit to do with as I wished. Within the kit were Rich Razzleberry card bases, some Mossy Meadow cardstock and a few pieces of a cute Rich Razzleberry/Mossy Meadow/Whisper White DSP called Into the Woods (page 43 in the new Holiday catalog).
I decided to take advantage of this freebie and design a card of my own, Besides using the papers I already mentioned, the "star" of my creation was to be the medallion.
Where did that elegant medallion come from, you ask?
One of the cards we made at the stamping event featured one of the new Spider Web Doilies (page 47 of the new Holiday catalog):
We were instructed to snip out the very center of one of the Spider Web Doilies for three reasons: 1) The very center of the doily was going to be covered with the sentiment (BOO!), 2) the little center is REALLY COOL for another project! and 3) it is WHITE on the back -- which opens it to all sorts of (non-Halloween) possibilities.
Hey, I was all for a little snipping!
For my card, I elected to keep it the center white so it just looks like a lacy little non-seasonal doily in its own right. For the center, I used one of the Antique Brads (page 160 of the big catalog). They are so incredibly elegant, and I hoard them for special occasions and projects only. (I only have three of them left now. Sad.)
The white, mounted against Rich Razzleberry and surrounded by Mossy Meadow, complements the background DSP nicely.
I wanted to make this a Thank You card. To do so, I reached for another of the new offerings in the Holiday catalog, the Thankful Forest Friends set, found on page 43. I liked the stamp with the "thanks" on it, but as such, it was meant more for a Thanksgiving Card.
To rectify that situation, I grabbed my Rich Razzleberry and Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write Markers and colored just the bottom section of the stamp, huffed on it, and stamped it onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. I then cut it out with the smallest Ovals Collection Framelits (page 173 of the big catalog).
Do you often use only part of a stamp? What is your preferred method of inking up in a situation like that?