For Someone Special

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! This month’s challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #38 – Anything Goes + Acrylic Block Stamping! Our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ and we offer an optional technique twist each month just to inspire you! Our twist this month is stamping with an acrylic block! Yes you can, and it’s easy and fun! I created a ‘celebrate’ card that can be used for lots of different occasions, and features a gorgeous Gibson Girl image.


I inked up an acrylic block with walnut stain distress ink, spritzed it with a little water, and ‘stamped’ it on 4×6 photo paper to create the background. When it was dry, I stamped the Gibson Girl in Jet Black StazOn ink. When that was completely dry (it took a little longer), I trimmed the image and adhered it to a tan panel which I adhered to a black card base. I created some photo corners with a 1/4″ circle punch and two small squares of cardstock cut diagonally. I stamped the sentiment and cut it with a flag die, which I layered on two more flag die cuts for dimension. I added a row of tiny black gemstones to finish the front.


I embellished the inside panel with a strip of tan cardstock and layered the panel on the same tan cardstock, then stamped the sentiment in black ink.


One more look… these Gibson Girl stamps are so beautiful! I really love the vintage feel of this card!


Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Addicted To Stamping and More: #391 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
4. Crafty Friends Challenge: #136 – Add Embellishments (handmade photo corners and small black gemstones)
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: June Anything Goes
6. Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge – Make Your Own Background
7. Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
8. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #440/441 – Anything Goes
9. Your Scrapbook Place: June Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock; GKD Black Onyx, Tan Leather and White cardstock; Canon 4×6 photo paper
Stamps: Flonzcraft Gibson Girl 01 stamp, Inspired by Stamping Petite Banners and Teeny Tiny Greetings stamp sets
Ink: Ranger walnut stain Distress Oxide ink, Jet Black StazOn ink
Dies/Punches: Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3, Stampin’ Up 1/4″ circle punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Tim Holtz distress sprayer, acrylic block, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice tiny black rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! Remember, the twist is never mandatory to play in our challenges! Even if you don’t want to play the twist, we’d love to see your ‘anything goes’ project! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

6 thoughts on “For Someone Special”

  1. What a FABULOUS card Leslie! I have that same stamp and haven’t used it in years … thanks for inspiration! Your use of this technique is just awesome! Well done!

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  2. Leslie, Stunning card, I always wished I could wear a Gibson Girl Hairdo…. never could. I was more of a Rosie the Riveter… I will have to try the stamping with an acrylic block, looks like fun! Thank you for sharing and supporting Jan’s Digi Blog Challenge where anything goes. NEW challenge every first Monday of the month. HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan’s Digi Stamp shop)

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  3. Magnificent, Leslie! Love the idea of inking and stamping with just the acrylic block. What a great background you created. Thanks so much for sharing with us and supporting our challenge at Jan’s Digi Stamps this month. Wishing you good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

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  4. Stunning! I love the vintage feel to your card and the photo corners you created – so clever. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More! Apologies for the late comment.

    sue n.

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