Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Robots, Robots, Everywhere. Lots of Bots Get Well Soon Card

I *love* this new set!! it's in the Autumn/Winter Mini catalogue, and I purchased this one in the Clear Mount version to give it a good test. It's called "Lots of Bots" and is a versatile set, with options for Get Well Soon, Birthday and Sorry. And it's just right for cards for boys! (although Lillian has set me a challenge to make her a very pink robot card also). This one uses a Whisper White textured cardstock base, and I have stamped the nuts and bolts down the right edge. Being clear mount, with the index sticker showing through the block, it was dead easy to stamp this freehand, without the need for a Stamp-a-ma-jig. The mat is Baja Breeze, sponged on the edges to give a slightly 'grimy' look, and there is a piece of the beautiful Baja Breeze designer series paper over this, also swiped with ink. I stamped the broken robot in Stazon Black onto Whisper White cardstock, and coloured him with a combo of Baja Breeze, Going Grey and Bordering Blue ink, using a blender pen to give depth to some areas. A piece of Baja Breeze striped ribbon is knotted and layered behind the stamped panel, and a large Circles Designer Brad flanked by two plain silver brads finishes it off. Very quick, very easy, and I think it is very effective! The clear mounted stamps also passed my challenge of being able to be cleaned on the Stampin' Scrub to remove the Stazon ink, without coming off the block, they stuck so well. Certainly, for anyone who a) has storage limitations or b) would like to expand their stamp collection less conspicuously , then clear mount is the way to go!

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