Sunday, October 5, 2014

Stamp Review Crew: Work of Art

The "Crew" is reviewing the very popular stamp set Work of Art for this edition.  In fact this set is so popular I had to really stretch my creative muscles to come up with a unique idea.   I had several things that ended up in the trash before I hit upon the idea of using one of the "color swishes" to create a camouflage pattern to pair with the For Your Country stamp set.  
I have some guys near and dear to my heart I will be sending these to.

Tips for creating the camo background pattern:
  • The card base and background are Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • It is easiest to stamp a larger section of the background camouflage pattern,  then trim to size for stamping.
  • Use the larger "swish" image and stamp repeatedly.  
  • Start with the darkest color of ink.  (Soft Suede).  Stamp off once before stamping on the cardstock.
  • Rotate the stamp to vary the pattern.
  • Fill in with the medium (Crumb Cake) and light colors (Sahara Sand) also stamped off once leaving a bit of Very Vanilla showing through.  
  • Stamp the images from the For Your Country with Soft Suede (do not stamp off).
Now please click on the buttons below to continue on the hop.  You will be delighted with the loads of creativity!

Stamps:  Work of Art, For Your Country, Itty Bitty Banners, Just Sayin'
Paper: Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  Linen Thread


  1. Betty, these are wonderful!! I love the camo effect, and the fact that you paired it with For Your Country. I still need to get that set...

  2. Camouflage - now, that was really creative! Great job!

  3. Really cool way to use this stamp with a fantastic result!

  4. Fantastic way to use this set. I would have never thought it up - thanks for sharing!

  5. So unique and creative, Betty! What a great way to create a camo background!

  6. Just love your cards. I love the camo look to them and are just perfect with For your country stamp set.

  7. WOW Impressive now that is thinking out of the box. Perfect for those special guys your sending too.

  8. I have never seen anyone create such beautiful cards with this set WOW! What an inspiration these cards are to me!

  9. I really like the camo, thanks for sharing!

  10. Oh my, these are just heartwarming and wonderful.

  11. Very nice. What a wonderful way to honor our soldiers!

  12. These are amazing! Who would have thought to use this stamp to create camouflage, but it's perfect! And the design and For Your Country set come together to create a breathtaking set of cards!

  13. What a brilliant way to use this set! And I love the thought behind them.