Monday, December 29, 2008

Stamped Plates for 2008 - Western Flourishes and Blooming Flourishes

Here are the plates I made this year...

You get the papers from then you stamp (or draw) on them, then you mail them back to make-it and they turn them into plates and send them back to you. In past years I've made plates, bowls, and trays.
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All stamps and inks are by Close To My Heart.

Ashleigh's was a bowl. Stamp sets are Cowgirl (retired), Western Flourishes, and Hodge Podge Alphabet.
Inks: Desert Sand, Bamboo, Indian Corn Blue, and Outdoor Denim

Aubrey's plate was made using Blooming Flourishes, Blooms & Leaves (retired), and Friendship Alphabet Large (hostess exclusive.)
Ink Colors are: Juniper,Tulip, Honey, and Spring Iris

Ethan's plate was made using Building Block Alphabet, Western Flourishes, and Cowboy Silhouette.
Ink colors are: Bamboo, Desert Sand, and Chocolate.

I inked the flourish in bamboo, then rolled the edges in chocolate ink. I inked the the letters in Ethan in bamboo and before stamping inked the top and bottom in desert sand and stamped. Then I inked the letters in bamboo and stamped over the top of each letter again (easy to do with clear stamps & the full name on one block!) this intensified the color and gave a better blending of the two tones on the letters.

The 2008 on all the plates is from the Calendar stamp set.


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