Last night, I was telling my daughter Emily about the upcoming Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire activity and pulled up last year's posts/videos to show her what it was. We watched the make-n-take video (found here) and impulsively decided to do it together. She has stamped a few cards before on her own, but mostly with colored-in images. This time, we followed the instructions step by step to each make the same card. It was quite fun!
Aren't they cute? It's a quick card and would make a great gift set. The flowers are built in several steps to add shading and centers. First off, here's a closeup of Emily's card. She did a terrific job for her first time using multi-step stamps. The only thing I did was cut the pieces and score the vellum strip. Emily did get a little frustrated that her flowers didn't stamp evenly,
but I told her not to compare hers to mine since I have many more years
of stamping experience. She'll get there with practice! She decided not to start over since it was getting near bedtime.
Here's a closeup of my card. Pretty much the same, except my flower panel is flipped around. I really like this design and it's infinitely adaptable with other stamp images.
We've already decided to be stamping buddies next month for Stamp-a-faire 2013. You can read all about it here. The theme and challenges sound like lots of fun! I've starting gathering the supplies I don't already have. We are going to make a fun day out of it. Maybe even a few special snacks. Now if I can just talk my older daughter into it. lol
Stamps: Natural Beauties (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: White, Raspberry Fizz, Vellum (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise, Terracotta Tile (Papertrey Ink)