Today I have a chipboard house decorated with Viva Las Vegastamps for Susie’s Casa swap.
I had seen this distressed-looking lady stamp used on their blog and knew she would be wonderful for so many projects. She is stamped with black Versafine, embossed, and colored with pencil.
The “handbasket” stamp I found in one of my many grab bags. I decided to pair the two stamps, and go kind of literal with this one. For the basket I found this wonderful textured paper, and sketched out the shape I wanted. The handle is some trim—I put Miracle Tape on the back and curved it around a circle I had traced. The flames were done on watercolor paper for stiffness—I inked a craft mat (first with Distress Wild Honey, then Fired Brick), spritzed with water, and laid the paper down into the ink. Then I cut the flames freehand.
Both of these stamps I received in different VLVS grab bags, and I think they go perfectly with the theme.
Coordinating patterened paper is from a K&Co stack Charlotte. The chipboard house is from Red Lead.
And in case you're wondering how I know what stamps I have to be able to coordinate a piece like this (since I have hundreds of unmounted), sometime I'll post pics of how I organize my stamps - works wonderfully for me!