Sunday, September 28, 2014

My Cards and Tags: Thanks
Apparently I have another addiction besides Ferrero Rocher chocolates.  I knew about the Ferrero Rocher problem, but I didn't know I was addicted to polka dots until a friend perused my blog and said, "Wow.  You really like polka dots, huh."  It was one of those statements that could be taken either way (kind of like when someone says to you, "That's a really bright dress," or "That's a really short haircut,"), but I'm choosing to take it as a compliment and embrace the fact that I'm a polka-dot-aholic.

So when this week's theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog was "finishing touch stamping," I knew that polka dots would fill the bill since I always seem to end up stamping them on my projects somewhere.  Here's a Thank You card which I finished with polka dots:

This card was pretty easy to make because I took advantage of some fabulous patterned paper from Prima (their new Cigar Box Secrets line).  I then cut out a snowflake panel using Memory Box's Mod Snowflake background die.  I cut the snowflake circle shapes apart and adhered them to the edges of my card.

I dabbed on various Distress and Colorbox inks to color my circles and my background a bit, then I added my polka dots!  Lest you think I'm totally predictable, these polka dots were added with a polka dot brayer this time, which was a cool new tool I hadn't tried before.  I rolled it across my ink pad, then rolled it across my paper.  The tool comes with two rollers: one with polka dots and one with stripes and it was a lot of fun to use.

I added a "thanks" made by a Simon Says Stamp die, inked around the edges with brown and black ink and called it a day.

Here are the supplies I used, available at Simon Says Stamp:

So what is one of your favorite "finishing" techniques for stamping?  Can't wait to see what you share on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  Upload your creation for a chance to win $50 to the Simon Says Stamp store.  That could buy a lot of polka dots!