i created this card for any new saltbox stampers out there. once you receive your new stamps, we'd love to see what you create! just post to your blog or gallery and let us know. if you don't have a place to post yet, uploading to splitcoast is so easy. for starters, check out these beauties by novell! we also have a saltbox studio chatter folder at the *new* amuseaddicts.com message board--definitely worth visiting! the moderators have done a fabulous job with our new diggs!
so, on to the card--for several days now, i've wanted to try to curve one of the fences from the saltbox studio for a hilly field card and i finally made time to play with the idea. one of the best things about clear stamps is that they're flexible--literally! you can bend the stamp and stick it to the block that way, creating a brand new look. you can see a few examples of this idea used with sentiments in the studio, but here i've done it with a fence! to get the right shape of the hill, i stamped the fence a second time on the green paper and cut with pinking shears just below it--voilá, perfect match! i added the green staples for a little grass detail to meet today's ways to use it challenge at splitcoast. and the rest of the design was loosely based on a welcome card rhonda sent to amuseaddicts a while back with a penguin pyramid and a penguin "joining the group." the card really looks nothing like hers, but the sentiment here reminded me of that and the sheep pyramid was born. plus i've been wanting to use these two images together, too!
so many stamps, so little time...