Four down

...one final left to go!
Popping in to share a simple little card for the Simon Says Stamp challenge (make your own background) and CASual Fridays (out on a limb)...

Sweet little buttons and a perfect sentiment from PTI finish off the card...

The stamp was a dollar stamp from Joann's, and I inked it up first with Versamark, then Distress Inks. I wanted the image to be sticky for the embossing powder, and while Distress Inks are a bit sticky, the effect will be even better if you ink first with Versamark.

Anyways, gotta take a nap, and then study for that last final! Any prayers would be appreciated! ;)

Cardstock: LSS
Stamps: PTI, Joann's
Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz
Other: buttons, embossing powder (Martha Stewart)

Tools: heat gun


  1. I love a good dollar stamp! This is lovely! Thank you for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Hi Clare! I loved college EXCEPT for those darn finals! So glad to hear that the majority of them are over with for this time.
    What a fun card - love the little critters frolicing and your lovely shading! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  3. love the background! gorgeous work as always, Clare!!

  4. You do such beautiful work, Clare! You even make this Joann's stamp SHINE!! I hope you get to relax after exams!! Have yourself a beautiful Christmas! xoxo

  5. Gorgeous inking Clare! Love all that clean white space around your focal image - thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays ;-)

  6. Love to find crafty deals like this!!! Fantastic clean white space and great card! Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays!!!


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