Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It's Day 3 of my challenge with Rachelle!

It's the last day of the non-Christmas stamp part of our challenge and I thought I would make it a bit more difficult for myself. My stamps of choice today....Lace Background and Crossword Background.

I stamped the Lace Background on the smaller piece of white cs with Versamark and applied Perfect Pearls in Perfect Pearl. It's very subtle, just gives a hint of pattern. Then I stamped the Crossword background with Victorian Velvet Distress ink. The letters are Harold's ABCs by Lawn Fawn, they fit the crossword squares perfectly. They are stamped with Forest Moss Distress ink. The Lace background is stamped on the card base with Victorian Velvet and then everything is distressed with more Victorian Velvet. A little paper tearing, some jute string and 3 punched trees with pink gems....voila!
This closeup shows the subtle lace pattern under the crossword background.

Don't forget to visit Rachelle's blog U Can or I Can you won't want to miss her creative spin on this challenge.
We will be back tomorrow with a 2-day challenge to use Starry Night, my new favorite Hero Arts stamp that just happens to be the Stamp of the Week at Hero

Psalm 16:7-8 ~ "I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me. I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me."



  1. this one is a stunner Nancy. Love that velvet colour - perfect with the green for Christmas cards

  2. Beautiful! Love how creative you are with the crossword puzzle and lace as a background.

  3. this is so pretty, Nancy! i love those three little trees and the colors are so beautiful. love this.

  4. great idea for using the crossword stamp! i

  5. I would have never thought to use these stamps for Christmas! So creative, Nancy! Love that Victorian Velvet with the green trees! Nicely done!

  6. This is so clever Nancy, love how you are using these everyday stamps to create christmas cards!

  7. Oh now how creative is this! Very fitting how you chose the colors to turn the entire design into a Christmas theme! Love it! I can really see the versatility of that crossword stamp now!

  8. So creative, Nancy! And I love the colors you have used too.

  9. Hi Nancy,
    Great non-christmas / Christmas card! I love all the detail!


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