Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wednesday Stamper - Telephone


This week, the Wednesday Stamper theme is telephone. When I first read that I was totally stumped! I was racking my brain, trying to remember if I had any stamps that had anything at all to do with phones. I thought that I had a photo stamp from The Stampsmith that was someone talking on the phone......a quick rifle thru the stacks and I found the perfect stamp! Then I ran into my next problem - I knew I was pretty much out of glossy paper to stamp on. More shuffling of piles and I found a scrap of paper, just big enough for one go at it. Now, the thing about photo stamps is, it sometimes takes a few tries to get a good impression. I had only one try! And I'd never even used this stamp before - I had no idea how well it stamped. Well, the stamping gods were looking down upon me. One shot and it came out perfect! Woo hoo! The background is a page from the telephone book that I practiced my peeled paper technique on. I've never tried that but it's a pretty cool tech! Add to that lots of gesso, Distress inks and sanding and I was almost done. I added a flourish stamp (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous) which I stamped with gesso. A bit of stitching and some flowers and I was finished. Whew. Love these challenges!

Quick tip - if you are trying to scan artwork that you've used photo stamps in, you may notice it gets really pixel-y. To fix that, use the blur tool to slightly blur the image. It will smooth the pixels out and give you a great image!

23 comments:

  1. wow. what a beautiful card !gorgeous!!!

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  2. Oh this is really lovely.
    Adorabe girl.

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  3. Oh, it IS perfect and very lovely! Love your background as well! Thanks also for the great scanning tip :)

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  4. What a lovely card! I really like the image you used. And thanks for the tip about scanning photostamps - the pixely look has been anoying me for ages!

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  5. absolutely gorgeous. the image is perfect

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  6. Wow, I love your card too - she is a little dream (fabby stamp)

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  7. you have been on a roll..another great piece

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  8. oops that was the wrong identity..omg have forgot i was signed into that site:D

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  9. This turned out really well Shelly. I'm betting that Estelle would love to see this.

    Rosemary

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  10. What a wonderful card!! Beautifully created with such a darling image.

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  11. if you hadn´t described the process i never would have believed this is a stamp! turned out great... also like the background very much!

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  12. Shelly, as you might remember, I love the peeled paper/paint techniques. And this was such a great technique to use with that stamp.

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  13. You did have the perfect stamp...it's just darling. What a gorgeous card you've created!
    (Thanks for the hint on scanning photostamps, too:)

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  14. great piece! the girl is adorable!

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  15. i can only say that this card is adorable-beautiful and tender.

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  16. beautiful card, love the background!

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