Sunday, July 24, 2011
Love At First Sight.
Ever see a stamp for the first time and are instantly smitten? Well, I was head over heels for this shell Stampington & Company woodblock stamp. I first saw it in a magazine and just HAD to have it. So, I marched in to my favorite local purveyor of fine stamps and asked (read: begged) them to "pretty please, with a cherry on top" order it for me. It actually took quite a few weeks but I eventually ended up with this beauty in my hot little hands. Ahhhhh. Needless to say, I joyously whipped up this card featuring my favorite stamp du jour. I have no idea what it says as my once "sketchy at best" high school french has left me long ago, but I remain enamored by this stamp's vintage charm. Fingers crossed it doesn't say anything (too) rude.
When making this card, I felt that this stamp was really all that was needed. It's a bit like a fabulously ripe, juicy mango: when all that's needed is the mango in all its glory...nothing else required just the perfect mango and your laughing gear. Bliss.
I have included this card, utilizing my latest stamp crush, in this week's The Shabby Tea Room challenge showcasing charms. I have had that starfish charm for the longest, just kicking around my brad/charm box for ages just waiting to be called to duty for the perfect mission, and this was it. I felt the bail of the charm was a bit heavy, so I removed it and simply glued the charm to the tag. The background stamp is an Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card in houndstooth. I must say, I am rather besotted with Impression Obsession Cover-A-Cards too and delight in any occassion to be able to use them. The wee "Merci" tag is a classic Papertrey Ink stamp from the Mixed Messages set. C'est Tout!
Thank you so much for popping by. I hope you'll swing by again soon. Au revoir.