Dawn McVey, one of the Papertrey Ink design team members, posted a challenge today in the PTI forum to make something using our untouched stamps. I have, ahem, quite a few sets that fall into that category. More than I care to admit! Although, technically, they have been used in my inventory book. :D I decided to take her up on this challenge and I'm so glad I did!
I adore this little stamp set called Heart-2-Heart #4, part of a series of twelve designed by Melissa Bickford. It has sadly sat unused until now. I used the matching dies to cut my pieces from white cardstock and then stamped the phone in black ink. The circle diecut is actually from the Clock Face die set. I needed a 5/8" circle and that's where I luckily found one. (Thank heavens for my inventory book!) I stamped the dial in Limeade Ice ink, adding a teeny heart outline in black.
I embossed little white polka dots from Polka Dot Basics on a strip of Limeade Ice cardstock and adhered my phone base, hand-drawing a cord using a black marker. I stamped "just wanted to say" right above the strip and then glued the phone receiver at an angle.
I pulled out another unused stamp set called Bubble Talk, designed by Maile Belles, and stamped one of the images directly on the white cardstock using Limeade Ice ink. Then I stamped two small sentiments from Heart-2-Heart #4 inside the bubble in black.
This card came together really quickly! I love it when that happens, because it's such a rare thing. It was quite fun to make! Now what else can I use? :)
Stamps: Heart-2-Heart #4, Bubble Talk, Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Limeade Ice (Papertrey Ink); Tuxedo Black (Memento); VersaMark
Paper: White, True Black, Limeade Ice (Papertrey Ink)
Misc: Heart-2-Heart dies, Clock Face die (Papertrey Ink); Basic Black marker (Stampin' Up); white embossing powder (Filigree)