Unused Stamps Part Two

For today’s card, I decided to extend the challenge I was given yesterday by Ingrid and use another stamp from my collection I’ve never used. Since the 2014-2016 In Colors from Stampin’ Up!® will be retiring in just a few weeks when the new catalog is released, I decided to use those for my design as well before they’re gone for good. Here’s the card I created.

Mel's Card Corner | Hardwood Thank You

The stamp set I hadn’t used before was this background stamp called Hardwood. I can’t believe I haven’t used it before now because it’s awesome! I started by creating an A2 top-folding card base using Hello Honey cardstock. Using my MISTI, I then stamped the Hardwood image using Hello Honey ink because I wanted a monochromatic background. I added a layer using some of the 2014-2016 In Color Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Whisper White cardstock. I added a snippet of a tea lace paper doily as an accent in keeping with the sketch.

Mel's Card Corner | Hardwood Thank You #GDP030

For the sentiment, I stamped one of the thank you images from the One Big Meaning stamp set on Whisper White cardstock using Mossy Meadow, another 2014-2016 In Color. I cut it out using the 2″ circle punch then layered it on a piece Mossy Meadow DSP cut using the 2-3/8″ scalloped circle punch. To give it a little sparkle, I traced over the letters using my clear Wink of Stella pen then finished it off with a scattering of rhinestones.

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Until next time …

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  1. Chrissie says:

    This is beautifully done Melissa… although your ‘white space’ does have a little decoration… even if it is just woodgrain!
    I do love your card though!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

    • Melissa says:

      Thanks, Chrissie. I used matching ink & cardstock which kept it monochromatic, so I tend to still think of that as a single tone even though it’s decorated. If that doesn’t qualify for the challenge though, I understand and will keep that in mind for future challenge entries.

  2. Paula Dobson says:

    It’s great to see you using things that have been sitting in your stash and discovering that you like them, lol! The Hardwood stamp is fabulous and a favourite of mine. Great take on this weeks sketch. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project!

  3. Tanja Kolar says:

    Your card looks like a hot summer, and that is what I need actually. Love it.
    Thank´s for playing with us this week,
    Vielen Dank, daß Du bei uns diese Woche mitgemacht hast.
    LG / Hugs Tanja

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