I was at Walmart on the weekend and saw a stamp set that I knew I wanted to play with. It's by Art C company and it doesn't have a name on the package. When I looked it up online I saw it called Be Brave and also Southwestern. Whatever it's name is I knew I had to buy it.
I kept the stamping simple and added some visual interest with color and texture. The skull is stamped with Catherine Pooler's Over Coffee ink using second generation stamping. The sentiment is stamped with her Eucalyptus ink. I stamped the arrows onto some crumb cake card stock from Stampin' Up using versamark ink - this gives you a tone on tone look. The colored frame was created using the direct to paper technique - I took the Over Coffee ink pad and just swiped it along the card stock - yup, it's that easy to get coordinating card stock!
I finished it by adding some torn strip of designer paper from my pile that for some reason never seems to get any smaller no mater how much I use. Does your pile do the same thing? I finished it off by sponging the edges with more Over Coffee ink and popping up the stamped panel with some craft foam.
Both the panel and the frame were die cut with Lawn Fawns stitched stackable rectangle dies. This is without a doubt the most used item in my craft room.
Here's a picture of the set - it comes with adhesive stencils that seem like they're going to be fun to play with. That's on the agenda for today.
and thanks so much for visiting!
stamps: Be Brave (Art C)
paper: Whisper White and Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up), dsp (retired scraps)
accessories: stitched stackable rectangle dies (lawn fawn), craft foam (Michaels)