Thursday, 14 January 2010

Stapling issues

Eeew, not so keen on this one, which was going ok until the stapler came out. The challenge was to make a card using an everyday household object... plus a masking technique. So I masked the sun and chalked a blue sky, which you can’t see too well due to the late-night lighting. Then I used a cotton bud to colour in the white area with Summer Sun chalk and stamped over the top before colouring the image with Watercolour Wonder™ crayons. The staples are disastrous, especially the bottom ones which had to come out and be redone. But what can I say? It was 11.30pm.

Stamps: A Tree For All Seasons
Cardstock: Gable Green, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Stampin’ Pastels, Watercolour Wonder™ crayons, blender pen

All images © Stampin' Up!®


  1. I like the staples - they're fun and kind of retro. CC

  2. It really is a cute card overall. I should use that stamp set more often.

    But I have to admit that I was never a fan of the staples trend.

  3. I see what you mean about the staples, but I still love this card - you have some fab ideas.




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