Well, we both wish for that new MFT Balloon Strings stamp, but it is OOS, so, what's a girl to do...! We came up with a plan. We challenged each other to substitute some kind of line stamp in our stashes and create a card based on Donna's. This is a first personal challenge for us and I had some fun! I had my Ellen's Essentials loopy line from the Merry and Bright set and put it to work. I inked (not that easy when you are inking a single line onto watercolour card stock many times) and inked and then poured my white Ranger EP over to reveal my pattern, then heat set. I thought that they looked pretty good and went ahead and embossed 4 others, 2 with gold and 2 with copper. Then the watercolouring...not so happy with my first white embossed after the watercolouring, but a little more satisfactory after that first one. I must admit, I tried to CASE Donna's, but after it was done, the amount of lines I had embossed were not enough for the number of colours that Donna's has. Let's be truthful here...even if I had the same number of segments on my panel to fill, with the same colours as Donna, I don't think that I could come close to her beauty.
Here she is, and a second one with gold embossing.
So, what do you think of our little challenge? Do you too wish you had that new stamp? Take a look at your "line" stamps and have a go!
Have a great day!