Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I love a vintage crock

I have another sample card to share with you. While looking through the stamp catalogs this fall with Brenda at Mary Maxim, I fell in love with quite a few of the Impression Obsession Christmas stamps. They are now in stock and I have been asked to play and give you some ideas. This card actually follows one previewed in the catalog but we loved it.

The image comes in a clear stamp set and includes the sentiment as well as another tree I'll attempt later. Can't tell you how many crocks I've picked up through the years...looks like the obsession hasn't stopped.

I've stamped on Neenah Classic Crest cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with copics. Shading was added with prismapencils blended with gamsol. Design papers are Graphic 45 while the colored cardstock is prism. A simple satin ribbon bow and Martha Stewart Deco fan border punch are the only adornments. The sentiment panel was punched with Spellbinders Label 1 dies. Now you might be thinking that there is no way that the red frame was punched with the die - you're right. I had to hand trim the next larger die down.

Stop on in to Mary Maxim Port Huron to see this on display or to pick up a set to give it a try yourself.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.



Dana White said...

This is stunning - your shading is amazing! As you know I'm still shocked that Mary Maxim sells stamps!!

Anonymous said...

Cath, this is a REALLY nice card. Perfect for all my Louisville friends, since it has a cardinal on it. Love thr MS punch, too. So elegant!

Bren/papercraft said...

Beautiful...as usual. Thanks, Cath!

paulatracy said...

Ohhh, I am a sucker for any tree! Love it!