Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Well I finally got my complementary copy of Just cards, April, Issue 17, Page 40..... A few of my good stamping buddies let me know that, I'm published!!

Now that I've been able to confirm which card it is... I thought I'd give it a post here! It was one of my sketch cards for stamping 411! Way cool! Here's the original post..


Well, it's Saturday morning, and that means it's time for a little stamping with the operators. This weeks sketch is so easy, it should be illegal!

No, really, it's very simple.

Sometimes I think it's actually easier to make a card with more embellishments. It takes a certain amount of self control and discipline to know when to stop.. That can be the fine line between good design and disaster!

With that in mind, my creation this week uses 3 different stamp sets.. Chalk pastels, sponges, a chocolate chip ink pad, and crystal effects with a paint brush...

I started with a piece of cardstock measuring 3.5" x 4.75" I stamped the new medalion background stamp with versamark. I then took a stamping sponge and picked up three different colors of chalk pastels and used a swiffer~dry cloth to remove any excess.

Once i was happy with the medalion, I stamped my horse 3 times. I did not ink up in between. I stamped the darkest horse on the far right, stamped one in the middle and then the lightest horse towards the left.. Doesn't this horse look like he's running? I stamped my sentiment, used a few layers and stuck everything together and i was done in under 20 minutes!

I applied the crystal effects liberally, and let it dry overnight.


Lynn said...

Congratulations Selene! Very, very exciting!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wow! Congrats to you Selene! I wouldn't have a clue where to start when it comes to getting published ... so good on you! Hugs Andrea xxx

Crafting Clare said...

You must feel very proud! I love the card - great idea to use the medallion in this way.

Jean said...

Too cool- what a fantastic card. No wonder you were published!