I’m been loving the old photos friends are sharing on Facebook for Throwback Thursdays. Thought I’d share some cards made loooooong ago when I first started stamping. I found these cards while cleaning out my mother’s desk. I had apparently given her a stack of handmade cards years ago — guess she couldn’t stand to part with them!
Remember your first discovery of vellum? Here’s mine:
Although this card looks so unsophisticated and … well, not very good, I do remember how excited I was to discover this technique. I stamped and embossed in white, then colored the birdhouses on the back, using markers. The image is from Hero Arts. And I still love it (although I haven’t used it in years).
This flowery heart was one of the first stamps I ever bought! Very simple — stamp, emboss, color. I don’t even know where that stamp is now. It may have been an old PSX stamp. Anyone remember that company?
This next one doesn’t seem all that long ago. It was a popular technique introduced by Hero Arts — Shadow Stamping:
So easy — stamp the block, over-stamp it with an image.
Thanks for joining me for this trip down memory lane. I like to think I’ve evolved from those early days!
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