Remember back to an innocent, "simpler" time when we stampers all made our own DP?? LOL! So bear with me for a minute while I share today's experiment with you. When I designed the What's In Your Tin? sets, I wanted stampers to be able to use them even if they never got into altering tins. And I'm out of tins (for a few days at least)! So until they arrive, I'll be sharing some ideas I have for projects with these sets, no tin required!!
I thought this shape would make a really interesting background if stamped "collage style", can give both a retro AND futuristic feel! I used just the one thin and thick-lined border stamp(WIYT1)* on this card, alternately inked in SU! Cool Caribbean, Pretty In Pink, and Chocolate Chip. Fill the page with one color before moving to the next. The trick to making this pattern work is getting the image's corners at right angles with your paper's corners. I did turn the stamp so that some are going horizontal and some vertical, overlapping in places, just keeping everything perpendicular(which is very easy to do to since it's mounted on a clear block. But if you look closely though at the top right corner, this one Caribbean one is a bit askew, oh well! With the bottom covered by the ribbon, it's not so very noticeable!) Layering it on the narrow Caribbean mat and pink base echoes the border widths of the stamped image.
Next, I decided to make a GINORMOUS SLIDE with the same stamp! I used my "Get Well Soon!" greeting (WIYT2) and made a slot on either side with my SU! slot punch, and threaded my Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain through, cutting the ends with my Fiskars scissors I use only for ribbon to get that nice crisp cut.
Last, I traced just the Cool Carribean thick borders with my Stardust Stickles. I could have done all of them but I stuck with just the one that matches the border on my focal point, took less time, less Stickles, and makes that one stand out from the rest. :) Ends up looking very similar to one of those cool papers in the glitter DCVW mat packs!
So what do you think? I'm kinda diggin' it!
*blogging each day I've decided I REALLY need some acronyms!! You can still read the full title of the set in the labels, but I think I'm going to start referring to these at WIYT1 and WIYT2, okay?
AFTERTHOUGHT: Ugh, you know what would have been SO much better here?? Using my corner rounder on all the layers and card base to match the pattern and slide! (Smacking head!) Oh well, next time!