The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week is "We Love Stamps!". This is an excuse for you to dig out your absolute favourite stamps and create something and enter it into the challenge to be in the running for a $50 shopping voucher at Simon Says Stamp!
As those of you who have found your way here from the Challenge Blog may already know, these two are my favourite large face stamps. I have to limit how many times I use them because I'd hate to get bored with them!
One thing was clear when I started making these note cards, I wanted to showcase the lovely Market Square Emporium papers. I love the vintage style colour pallete that they use and the shop signs are just so cool! For the male card, I used a panel of the striped design overlaid with a ripped section from the reverse side. I cut out the Cafe sign from another sheet and fixed it in place. To give a better focus on the wording I applied my Archival Black ink pad directly to the edges of the paper to give a shadow effect. The face was stamped separately, coloured, cut out and fixed in place before adding a shadow with Promarker.
The female card was created in a similar way, except that as her face was a little smaller I applied the torn strip to the bottom of her neck so that her head didn't appear to be floating in mid air! I used a Festive Berries distress ink pad applied with an ink blending tool to add a little colour to her cheeks. I'm loving the colours of these papers, keep an eye out for them, you'll be seeing them here again! :)
Supplies I used included:
Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)
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