I've had this stamp for ages, and although I love it, I've never been able to figure out a way to use it. I decided to try to remedy that today with this card.
The stamp, by Magenta, is a block of four images. Each little image is quite detailed, almost like a photograph. That made me think of the old black and white photos we had when I was a girl that were touched up here and there with color. Hmmm, that gave me an idea!
I started by stamping in Smokey Shadow then colored selected pieces of each image with Copics. Then I trimmed out each image and mounted them on black card stock. I embossed a piece of white card stock with Wood Grain embossing folder (Tim Holtz, I think), and adhered the images to it, then to the card base.
The sentiment was a bit harder. I didn't have anything that seemed appropriate. Finally, I decided to selectively ink various words and phrases from several sentiments to make this one, cut it into a banner shape, and matted it with black too.
Very simple, but I thought it was a bit nostalgic and evocative. I think this will make a good card for Operation Write Home. I bet there's a lot of soldiers who can identify with the sentiment.
So, do you remember the touched up photos from yesteryear? They were kind of cool, actually. I wonder if anyone still does that? Goodness, I've been on a nostalgic roll lately. Time to get with it. Okay, deep breath, straighten shoulders, forward, MARCH! Yeah, that's more like it!!