Sir Chester

Sir Chester
Sir Chester

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

For Fun Challenge with rubber stamps

When I was told that my first official card as a member of the DT for For Fun Challenges would be to use a rubber stamp (instead of a digi) I thought: "Oh No!" I have never been able to get a clean imprint despite trying rubber/wood and acrylic stamps with ink pads, chalk, etc. But I gave it the old college try (whoever came up with that saying?). It only took 4 tries to get a good imprint. I had purchased this stamp a couple of years ago and never used it. Since DDIL is a horse lover I got it thinking she might get into card making or scrapbooking. I stamped it on some HOTP paper and then adhered that to a chipboard train covered with My Mind's Eye paper. The challenge calls for 2 colors (brown & silver) plus white (or black). It also calls for 3 embellies. I used silver Dazzle border - sorry it is hard to see - clear crystal "gems" and two silver coils positioned at the center of the wheels.
Now why did I put horses on a train shaped card? By using the browns I am going for an Old West feel. Trains, horses (including stage coaches) were the only way to travel.

I also found out today that my bookmark won the Squigglefly challenge. I  posted this when I entered it, but I'm going to post it again here because I can. I thought I was being clever with the sentiment. Sir Chester can certainly spin some yarn. I'll let you decide which kind.


Helen Dooley said...

Cute card! Love the book marker! Congrats on winning. And Im so glad your on the team!

Marlene said...

Very nice! Don't know what type of inks you're using...but Versafine inks give a very nice clean impression.

Tracey said...

Hi Mary, well you certainly did a great job stamping this image & I love the train shape. Congrats on winning the Squigglefly with your fab bookmark :)


CraftinGranny said...

Hi Mary, This is an awesome card!!! Love the train and what you have done with it.

So happy to be on the team with you.
"Hugs" Granny (Carol)