I started stamping back in about 2001 and have quite the collection of single stamps from the likes of PSX, Hero Arts, Penny Black as well as several unmounted plates. Then in about 2004, I discovered Stampin' Up and spent the next several years collecting as many sets as I could. In 2007, Stampin' Up came to New Zealand and I signed up to be a demonstrator. I let my demoship drop in October, but my favorite Stampin' Up set is still the first one I bought - Botanicals - and I've used it today.
I started out with an Old Olive card base and stamped the text stamp down the left hand side. The central panel started out as a manila tag. I smooshed several distress inks onto my craft mat and spritzed with water before running the tag through it to pick up the ink. Once that was dry, I stamped various images using Archival ink and cut it down to size before sponging the edges with Vintage Photo ink.
The maple leaf at the bottom was cut from the excess tag and covered with Glossy Accents before being adhered to the card base.
The sentiment is from Verve and stamped in Walnut Stain ink on top of a second-generation stamp of the olive branch.
Thanks for visiting.
Stamps: Botanicals (SU), Happy Hello (Verve)
Ink: Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo (Distress), Archival Jet Black
Cardstock: Old Olive, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, manila tag
Accessories: Glossy Accents, button, twine, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch