Saturday, February 29, 2020

Stamp What? Moose Tracks

Kelly (of the Three Musketeers, Ready Set Go, and Hot Mess Success) came up with a great idea for a series this year and asked Barb (of the same groups) and I to join her. 

Stamp What?!!

You know that stack of stamps you have that you have never used or haven't used in a LONG time and are sitting on a shelf, collecting dust?  It's time for us to take one down off the shelf and use it!  But which one?  The name *Stamp What?* comes from using only STAMPin' Up stamps for this challenge and never knowing WHAT it will be! Even we won't know which one it will be ~ it's chosen at random either by someone for us or by number generator.  (I used a number generator to determine which one to use). Since it's chosen at random, it will be a surprise, even to us!  

I have 24 of the older (wood-mounted) SU sets left - I did a big purge last year. I numbered them and then entered the number 24 in a random number generator to choose this month's stamp set. That might not have been a good idea - EEK! It chose Definitely Decorative Pines. And just so you know... I'm really questioning why this stamp set didn't leave in the Big Purge of 2019?!?!?!

What to do? What to do???

I took a piece of white CS and stamped the moose first. I then masked it and stamped the two pine trees. Then I used three colors of Ranger Distress inks and blended them all over the entire stamped piece. To tone it down a bit, I then gently brushed a baby wipe from bottom to top all across the piece. I guess it worked okay. But... the card is just blah, in my opinion.

Be sure to head over to Kelly's blog and Barb's blog to see what stamp sets they used and to admire their creativity.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp Set: SU Definitely Decorative Pines stamped with Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink

Papers: Recollections Black and 110# White and SU Dapper Denim CS and MFT Black/White Stripe DP

Ranger Distress Inks: Faded Jeans, Peacock Feather, and Salty Ocean

Embellishment: Celebrate It Ribbon


Beth Norman-Roberts said...

This card rocks! I chuckled at you numbering your stamps to see which one you wanted to use. You're braver than me. I just did a big purge on stamps

kiwimeskreations said...

Well that is a 'different' card for you Jeanette - and I think you have used the stamps set wonderfully!

Barb said...

Your card is stunning! I love the design. You rocked the challenge this month!

Lynn McAuley said...

Another classic SU set that will not be going into the spring garage sale!! Fabulous card, Jeanette!