10 favourite things….. Artistic Etchings

by adele on September 7, 2010

Today I’m kicking off my ’10 favourite things from the new catalogue’ series with the beautiful stamp set…..

Artistic Etchings

 $33.95 (wood) Item no. 121478
$26.95 (clear) Item no. 120573

Did it make your list? 

A month before the catalogue was released, demonstrators were able to buy selected products. This particular set was available during the preorder and it immediately caught my eye. But I have to say, it breaks all the rules for what I typically look for in a stamp set.

I like to choose stamp sets that are versatile, that I can use with different techniques, that I can use in surprising ways to perhaps depict things other than what you initially see, that represent value for money and that have general appeal because I want to be able to use it in classes and workshops throughout the year.

And then there are times when all those rules are thrown out the window and I buy a stamp set because I simply absolutely totally LOVE IT!! And Artistic Etchings fell into that category. I love the fine detail … I love everything French … I love the metal-work, etchy images … and so I bought it.

And the most suprising thing of all – having played with it non-stop for weeks – is that this stamp set actually does tick all my boxes afterall. It’s super versatile and worth every penny in my book. I’ll share more photos over the coming days of what I’ve been making with it, but here’s today’s card, made using Artistic Etchings, the Newsprint designer series paper and the Vintage Wallpaper and Polka Dot embossing folders. Does it look familiar? It was inspired by one of the cards on the cover of our new catalogue!

Adele
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Christine H September 7, 2010 at 9:59 pm

This is a gorgeous card, Adele…I love it…and not just because it’s in my football team’s colours!

adele September 7, 2010 at 10:34 pm

It does look a bit like a footy jumper doesn’t it LOL!

Philippa Petty September 8, 2010 at 10:04 am

I love this one Adele. I have been wanting to case this too. Love the colours you have used.

Leonie September 9, 2010 at 9:59 am

Wow! THis is gorgeous too, I am also in love with this set, but have not had very much time to play :(

Charlotte September 16, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Just stunning! Love how you layered the different card/papers then cut the die cut, it looks beautiful. I just ordered this set, can’t wait for it to arrive!

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