Awhile back I created this cork calendar using stamps, and I had such a positive response I decided I would make a birthday card using the same basic concept: lots of stamps & cork. With the amount of texture in the cork, it amazes me that the stamped impressions turn out so perfectly. Nowadays, manufacturers have come a long way to make the coolest, most detailed stamps out there...its hard to resist going on a shopping spree! :)
As for the card, I created it specifically for the Stamp It! Cards Week Challenge in the Moxie Fab World which is still going on through Wednesday, July 13. If you enjoy playing around with stamps, you still have a few days left to create and enter!
Now onto the sweet details...I started with a 5X7 kraft cardstock base. I cut out a piece of thin cork sheeting and adhered it on the front cover. Next I used one of my scrap cricut diecuts shaped like a bracket for my masking template. I taped it down temporarily as I randomly stamped all over the borders of the cork using black Staz-On and stamps from Pink Paislee's Daily Junque Collection & The Girls' Paperie Jublilee Stamp Set. Both sets contain fun vintage imagery like the typewriter, camera, numbers, starbursts, & postage. I continued to stamp until all the spaces were filled in. After removing the diecut, it revealed a nice bracket shape. Next I took Poolside Powder American Crafts Thickers and stamped patterns on each letter using CTMH stamps from both the Spot On & Noted Background sets. To add some color, I used some of the spankin' new goodies from Pretty Little Studio's Antique Store Collection. Isn't this banner the cutest? I created it using the Vintage Feed Sacks Mini Paper Ribbon and some black & white twine. To "pin" it to the corkboard, I used yellow & white star stickpins from Maya Road. Besides, you have to have tacks or pins on cork don't you? Lastly, I stamped BIRTHDAY using a Stampin' Up stamp from the Happy Everything set.
I hope you enjoy my newest card, and be sure to check out the Moxie Fab World Challenge! Thanks for stopping by my friends! Amy