Sunday, September 7, 2014

Elvis Has Left The Building

One of the things I like to do when living in someone else's stamp room is to use their stamps, especially the ones I don't have. It's the best way to play!  So I scanned Libby's wall o'stamps (part of which is featured here) and made this:

Elvis! I couldn't believe she also had the Thank you, Thank you very much sentiment. These are both from Cornish Heritage Farms, from whom we apparently both bought a lot back in their former life. CHF has since been sold/bought and re-born, but they no longer carry these.

I stamped Elvis with Archival Black onto both Distress watercolor card stock and Neenah Solar White card stock. I wanted to color the blue background with Distress ink and a water brush, and I wasn't sure which one would work out best. I didn't use water in my water in my water brush -- just smooshed some ink onto my craft mat and spritzed it lightly, then picked it up with a dry water brush.

My experiment turned out to be a wash. (hah, so punny) The image stamped better on the Neenah, but the watercolor paper warped less. I put a ton of adhesive on the back before mounting to a black layer, so in the end I think the Neenah looks best.

I followed the current Stamplorations Bi-weekly Sketch Challenge:

I hope you're all caught up on your blog reading, because I plan to fill your feed in the next few days with the cards I made at Libby's. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

ETA: OMG, I WON, I WON! I get to be a guest for next month's Stamplorations sketch. Wheee!

Stuff I used: Cornish Heritage Farms Jumpsuit Silhouette and Thank You Very Much stamps, mystery thin black card stock, and the following:


  1. Your card has me craving a peanut butter and banana sandwich...mmm...thank you, thank you very much!

  2. I saw your card on the Stamplorations blog & just had to tell you that I absolutely love it!

  3. FABULOUS silhouette ans sentiment!! So fun and a great use of the sketch! Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations!

  4. Loooooove that your brought my old Elvis stamps back to life. Your card ROCKS! :-D

  5. Ha, this is fabulous, love it! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations :)

  6. Another fun card. I remember Cornish Heritage Farms in their salad years.... ummm Cornish game hens and salad... yeah, it is lunch time.

  7. Just coming over from seeing your win at STAMPlorations with this utterly AWESOME card! Love Elvis; love your card! Well-deserved honour and I know you're over-the-moon excited! Looking forward to what you'll dazzle us with as a GD!


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