Ok I treated myself to some new stamps on Tuesday while I was in Dorchester after a training session for work! Its the new papermania Urban stamps I only got 2 of the 4 sets (for the time being!lol) at first I was a bit dissapointed when I inked them up as the ink didnt seem to hold to the rubber and I wasnt getting a good stamped impression then I remembered reading an article in the December issue of Papercraft Inspirations about conditioning your new rubber stamps which basically involves rubbing an eraser over the stamp before use, so I tried this and now they are stamping beautifully! So I had some fun with them and the result is my card which is a bit vintagey and a bit steampunikish but all in all I really like it. Ria likes it so much she is doing a version of it as a piture for a friend for christmas so will let you see her version when its finished. Anyway on to my card I have used the stamps and papers from the DCWV Natural stack and my image is a digi stamp which is available at Crafty Sentiments Designs and is called (Jack) ~ Lets go out, and he is coloured with copics as is the little peeloff sentiment.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday # 182
Sweet Stampin' ~ Birthday
Cupcake Crafts #169 ~ Teenage Boys
Creative Card Crew ~ Monochromatic
Fab 'n' Funky #100 ~ Happy Birthday
Crafts and Me #62 ~ Shabby Chic/vintage