Well, today finds me a little bit under the weather. My husband caught a cold or something and I thought for sure I had it. I crashed for about 12 hours of sleep and feel better but still feel like something is lurking. I didn’t get any stamping done last night or today, but thought I’d show you something I whipped up very quickly using my Our Daily Bread Designs stamps.
So many times we buy stamp sets but don’t put them to use because we think we have the make the best card in the world or that we have to invent something that no one else has invented. Trust me, even the simple appeals. This was stamped up in a quick 10 minutes and put in ready made frames and candlesticks and is now sitting in my dining room on a buffet. This fulfilled me just as much as the intense cards that I labor over for hours. Why? Because the stamps are simply beautiful and it’s a shame to hide them in my notebooks or my drawers. Now, besides a card that I can send a friend, I have great scripture on display with these great stamped objects that my family and I can see all day long as we pass through the house.
These candlesticks I found on sale in the clearance section at Michaels for $3.00 each. When I purchased them, I bought only one. Then when I liked how easy they were to put together and how they looked , I went back to get matching colors…you know the story, they had already been snapped up. Oh well, next time I’ll get two for sure!
I simply cut a piece of glassene vellum for the inside of the candles, stamped then embossed each image with detail gold embossing powder. Were you to turn the candle around, the other stamp I used was the large Peace on Earth from the newly released Peace on Earth set available at Our Daily Bread Designs.
I hope I’ve encouraged or challenged you to keep it simple. Don’t let the beauty of your stamps pass while sitting in a drawer or more importantly don’t pass up the opportunity to get a great stamp because you don’t feel like coloring it. I rarely color but I have not let it be an obstacle to using a stamp – there are too many techniques out there that will enhance it’s beauty. Who says it has to go on a card? It doesn’t…stamp it up, put it in a frame and admire that wonderful scripture, sentiment or picture.
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper: Fabriano Acquarello Watercolor 140 lb, Glassene vellum
Ink: Versamark, Black Embossing Powder, Gold Detail Embossing Powder
Accessories: Nestabilities, Markers, Aquapainter, Frame, Candlesticks