Since I have been dusting off some unloved stamp sets and inking them up lately, I came across a couple from my very early stamping days….around 2000 or 2001, maybe even earlier! Yikes! So when I saw Ann’s challenge, I decided to put them to use! Say it With Scriptures has been used so much, the impressions are a little fuzzy around the edges, but I felt like they were an old friend and I didn’t want to throw them out! I paired up this Philippians verse with the fall images from Nature’s Seasonal Borders on a notecard-sized card. I began by stamping the sentiment in Gold Encore ink and embossing it with Gold Glory embossing powder:
Watercoloring was my absolutely first love when I began stamping! I can’t draw worth a bean, so to have those outline images already created for me was a dream! I could just color them in!! I stamped this wonderful border in Stazon and used my Aquapainter to add some fall hues. I colored in each square’s border with a gold Zig Painty pen:
To add a wee bit more gold-ness, I used Itty Bitty Backgrounds to add some Gold Encore speckle, then diecut two Lawn Fawn stitched leaves in Brushed Gold and Gold Glimmer cardstocks and adhered them under a bit of gold baker’s twine:
I just love that little extra surprise pop of gold! Now, what will you make for our CAS Thank You challenge?! We can’t wait to see your creations! Be sure to check out all the designers’ submissions as well:
Did you read Highlights magazine when you were a child? She loves it!