Thursday, July 10, 2008

potato stamps

well my titles are normally just something random, but today it really has to do with my card! I was sitting on the living room chair trying to think of what kind of card I was going to make for Kristina's Color Challenge

after I rested for a little bit (I have not been feeling well today) And because of the colors I REALLY wanted to make an autumn card with a tree and a shaker with the tree leaves in it in the brown, orange, and green colors. But I don't have a tree or any leaves stamps! So I was sitting there pouting a little and thinking a little because I cannot buy any stamps right now... so I thought it would be so cool if I could just make stamps. And then I was trying to think how I would do that. And so I thought that maybe I could carve an image out of a potato (not knowing that this has already been thought of before!) And so I got up and took out a potato, cut it in half and started making the outline of a tree. So here is a photo of the potato tree stamp, and the stamped image...

And here is a photo of the potato leaves stamps

And I feel I need to explain the "look" of the card. Its supposed to look like an older photo frame, with a photo in it. Like those old antique round brown frames... Anyways, here is the card

Autumn Fallen Leaves

Do you think it looks like what I was going for? I hope so, anyways, enjoy! And thanks Kristina for the challenge! Otherwise I might have never made a potato stamp!


Stamp Your Art Out said...

That is so cool! I'm not crafty enough to make my own stamps!

Anonymous said...

Very Creative! I totally remember doing potato stamps as a kid. TFS, Amy.

Nawlin's Lady said...

Your card is great! And you made those stamps??? FABULOUS! I love it!

Megan said...

Great job! You are SO creative! :)