This month's Make-It-Monday challenge is hosted by Ashley Cannon Newell. She has shown us a technique for using our stamps to make a diamond wallpaper look for our crafting projects. If you would like to check things out for yourself, you can find all the information here.
I thought this challenge would lend itself perfectly to a nautical theme, so I set about making a monogram card set to gift to my step-mother. She and my father are happiest when they are cruising around on their boat in the sunshiny summertime.
I created my diamond pattern with New Leaf ink using the same stamp set and technique as Ashley. I added the anchor image in Spring Rain ink followed by the rope image in Copic-safe Memento Expresso Truffle. After coloring the rope image with Copics for some definition, the monogram was stamped with Blueberry Sky and Enchanted Evening inks. The main panel was then added to some dark navy card stock.
While I usually gift card sets of 6 to 12 cards, I petered out after the second card in the set. lol! The result is beautiful, but the stamping is a bit much. I have until October to complete this project in time for my step-mother's birthday. Anybody want to make a wager on whether I manage to make more cards to add to the set? :)
Thanks ever so much for stopping by!