Thursday, July 14, 2011
Border Stamp Card
A couple of weeks ago when I went for my annual eye exam - which I protest because my vision prescription hasn't changed in nearly 30 years and I only do this to get a prescription for contacts - I forgot to take along a book. The large ophthalmology practice I go to is infamous for their wait times; everyone complains about them. (In their defense, they have gotten a bit better and they provide every possible eye service very professionally.) You are in and out of rooms several times, being without reading material just won't work. So I went by Barnes and Noble at the last minute and bought, what else, a craft magazine. I'd never seen this one before as it is published in the UK.
There are tons of great stamping ideas. I picked the simpliest one to illustrate on this card. The idea is get more mileage out of your border stamps. Mine often fall to the bottom of my stamp bins forgotten. The feature of this CASEd card is to cut around the edge of the stamped border and have some of the colored pattern paper on the inside of the card peeking through.
So I'm glad I forgot my book. I got a great magazine and a prescription for contacts - with the same vision as the last 28 years!
All paper and stamps are from Stampin' Up! The flower is a petal from a silk hydrangea.