Monday, January 7, 2013
Don't Be Koi
OK so the title is really stretching things a bit but I just had to do it. Today's card was made with a stamp I have had for several years and never used before. I was just in a mood to make an Asian card and this stamp appealed to me when I was going through my Asian Binder.
I keep all my unmounted stamps in binders. I add a little Alene's Tack It Over and Over to the back and attach them to a page of acrylic or to a sheet of paper that has been laminated and tuck them in a page protector into my binders. I have a binder for Holidays, two binders for specific brand name stamps, and a binder for Asian stamps. I have tried different methods of storing my unmounted stamps through the years, but this method seems to be working really well for me so I am changing all my unmounted stamps over to this system. I am about two thirds of the way through them.
I keep all my mounted stamps in plastic storage boxes by type. Christmas, Animals, Food, People, etc.... I have two large plastic storage boxes of House Mouse stamps and need to begin a third.
Maybe someday, when the craft area is semi- tidy, I'll take a few pics so you can see my stamp storage, but for now, I am just going to share a picture of today's card.
I chose two complimentary pieces of my treasured washi paper from my special washi folder and then decided I wanted to use a red mat. I usually use black or gold with my Asian images but this time I really liked the way the red popped the washi paper. For a more modern fun look, I added the white polka dots. It looked much more formal without the polka dots.
I think this is a stampendous stamp, I know there were four in the set but I only purchased two of them.
Stamps - stampendous
Washi Paper and Red reptile embossed paper - Stone House Stamps
Sharpie White Paint Pen
Prisma Pencils and OMS
Sakura Glitter Pen