OK, so this is it, I did use an image in a way it was not intended. I used a dress stamp and made it in to a Bow on a Christmas card. I saw this done eons ago in a magazine, so you can call me a copy cat. I tell you, I have had some challenges lately that made me struggle. This was another one. I had no idea what I was going to do, then the dress/bow idea sparked from somewhere very deep in the memory bank and I went with it!!! You can see the dress image, I wanted to post it as well, so you could see how I used the bottom portion to create the bow. All of DP on my card was created with the NEW stamps from IO called Cover a Card -- they are huge 5 3/4" square background stamps that stamp so perfectly... I am hooked on them. After stamping my dress/bow I used a dark red Copic to add some detailing, with a little white gel pen over that. I punched a 3/4" circle and embellished it with pearls for my bow center. I also used my Fancy Perga Silicone to adhere my bow and the center so that they had "lift" and would keep the lift through the mail and not go flat. I tell you, I'm ready for some no thinking needed challenges!!! In the end it is rewarding to really be challenged to create something, and in the end I am always glad I participated...despite my grumblings along the way.
- Stamps: All stamps by Impression Obsession #CL229 Bridal Shower, Christmas Borders # CL137, Cover a Card Circles #CC012, Cover a Card Swatches # CC023
- Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
- Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
- Other: Photo Corner Punches, Red Copic, Black Micron Pen, Perga Glue, Mini Adhesive Pearls, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Spellbinder's Classic Squares, 3/4" Circle Punch