Monday, October 12, 2009

Confessions of a Naughty Stamper

Oh my...I hope that blog post title does not get some strange riff-raff viewing my blog. LOL :)

Soooo...a while back I had some pictures reprinted with the intention of making cards out of them. I got the idea from an old back issue of Paper Crafts. At any rate, I had not fully intended to use them as the entire card front, but I could not bear to cut them down any more. And they came together in only 10 minutes!

Herein lies my confession: I did not use ANY INK on this card. None. Zip. Zilch.
And you know what? I am enamored with it! Curses.

Hey, at least I am using my paper! :)

Photo was taken by me in Miyajima, Japan. Paper is SU: Old Olive, Basic Black and Soft Suede. Brads are SU.

I made 5 different styles of this card with different pictures and embellishments. I will post the rest later on. :)

As a side, I am getting ready to leave for my High School reunion! I am so jazzed...a solo trip to the US, getting to see my old friends, shopping, chain restaurants, shopping, good food, shopping, In & Out Burger. Oh, did I happen to mention shopping? :)

I promise to catch up once I get back. Thanks for taking a minute to check in on me.

Paper Challenge: 12 cards made for a total of 97/100 projects complete!!

27 comments:

Cassie_lu said...

Beautiful card and great idea to use some pictures

Jenn Embry said...

What a great idea. I've never used a picture for the front of a card, but this is just fabulous!

Teresa Jenkins said...

Awesome idea! Maybe that can help me do something with all the scenic shots I have! Great job on the paper count... soooo close! Have a wonderful trip!

peggysue said...

That is a great idea. I hope you have a nice trip. You are completely blowing me out of the water with the paper challenge, I think I'm in the low thirties. . . but I've resisted so far and that's the longest stretch ever for me . . . and it is a nice card, I like it too.

Kay said...

Have a fabulous time! Spend lots of money, buy lots of paper and tell us all about it when you get back.
Fly safe :)

JazzyH said...

Beautiful!

Deb S. said...

So cool! Love this card! Have a great trip!

Stephanie said...

wahoo girl - 97!!! I just finished my 100th last night, so watch out Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg...here I come!!!

BTW - great card....love the picture technique :)

gale said...

ooh beautiful! I love that idea-you're a naughty genius!

jennifer said...

That photo makes such a gorgeous card!!! I love that! Hope you have the most wonderful trip! Can't wait to hear about your shopping finds :)

Elizabeth said...

Enjoy your trip and High School Reunion. Did you say you are going to Shop? :)

I love the card. I never thought to use a picture on the card front.

Grace said...

This is so pretty and I think it's a great idea!!! I have done this and love it! Enjoy your trip!!!

Dell said...

Love the card. Great idea!!

Have fun at your reunion and enjoy all the food.

Traci said...

beautiful card! That is such a wonderful picture that no stamping is needed! Hope your high school reunion goes well and you have a safe trip.

CathyRose said...

Such a beautiful photo! It makes a fabulous card. So serene. I hope you are having a wonderful time on your trip to the US!

Naomi said...

I wouldn't have cut those pics down either! That is an amazing picture, and alone it stands well as a card front! I love this!!!

thescrapmaster said...

This is stunning!!

scrappinmominky said...

Very pretty card. i make cards like this sometimes too. Sometimesa picture doesn't need any help.

I hope your triip is going well and you are having fun.

Diane said...

the card is fantastic and the photo is so interesting. I can see why you enjoyed this medium for a change. But you'll go back to ink eventually. A good stampers never dies!!!

Karen said...

I am totally enamored by this card too! Picture + Paper = delightful goodness! And what a great way to use those scenery shots that don't end up on a layout! Looking forward to a post on all your shopping goodies! :>:>

Louise Forsyth said...

Great idea for the cards and it looks awesome.

peggysue said...

Hey you can't start a new addiction! You are the one trying to help me break one, right? I'm doing so well not buying any paper! So no, no, no -- no new addictions (my guess is ribbon, is it ribbon?)

katiesniche said...

Great card! I love the idea of cards with photos! I hope you had a blast at your reunion!!

Connie said...

Very pretty with using the photo. Enjoy In & Out Burger...sure miss that in California.

Connie said...

Very pretty with using the photo. Enjoy In & Out Burger...sure miss that in California.

kat9 said...

This is a great idea especially when you have such a different place for photograph. I would be taking pictures all the time. wonderful job.

Kathy

Mary said...

Cool card!

I wanted to thank you (very belatedly - sorry!) for the borthday card - that was very sweet of you! Thank you and I hope your birthday was great too!