We're back this week with the Work of Art Edition of The Stamp Review Crew. In case you're not familiar with our blog hop, we're a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators who hop the first and third Monday of each month. We feature one stamp set and you'll be surprised, just as I am each week, at the variety of projects you will see created using that one set. Be sure to visit all the blogs along the way!
You've probably come to my blog from Lisa Young's blog, Add Ink and Stamp, where you were blown away, as I was, by the great inspiration you got. If you get lost at any time you can click the image above and you'll find yourself at The Stamp Review Crew page where there's a full list of this week's hoppers.
I "lucked out" for this week's hop! I attended a World Card Making Day gathering in Atlanta this past weekend, hosted by Brian King and his upline, Pam Morris! It was wonderful and I'll share more about it another day. I participated in a card swap while there. I just happened to use Work of Art even before it was named as the stamp set for this week's edition. So here's my swap and card for this week's hop....
I made about 46 or 47 cards and decided to use Real Red and Old Olive as the base colors for the card. They are 4 1/4" square cards. This is a really simple card to make. It just requires a lot of stamp cleaning between colors. To start the project I used copy paper and made a mask the exact size of the Whisper White squares, which are 4" squares. Then, using the Circle Framelits, I cut a circle from the center of the mask. The mask was placed over the Whisper White square and, starting at the bottom with Real Red ink the image from Work of Art was stamped. I let this dry before moving on to the next color. I made a permanent image of my chevron image for my Stamp-a-ma-jig by stamping it on a piece of Window Sheet using Jet Black Staz On ink. I keep this in the stamp box now and I can use it anytime I need it. Then I used my SAMJ for image placement for each new color of the chevron as I moved up the mask with Old Olive, Strawberry Slush and finally ending with Real Red again. The greeting is from Watercolor Winter Too and is stamped across the center of the circle in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I had a lot of fun making these and even more fun applying and pulling the backs off of the 188 Stampin' Dimensionals used to pop the Whisper White panel up on the card base! :)
That's all from me today but I know you will find something amazing waiting for you on Betty Traciak's blog, Kitty Stamp.