Thursday, September 10, 2009
It's a calendar issue.
Last year, for an LTC calendar project, I chose my birthday month, January. Those little black dots are crystals that give the card a cool, wintery feel. The calendar grid was printed on vellum to let the snowflakes peek through.
But for the 2010 redux, I wanted to do something different - this time I chose July. I decided to take inspiration from some famous letterboxers, the Spiral Seekers. Last year they ambitiously carved the calendar grid...hey, I wanna do that, too! So, here's the results - I'm really excited at how it turned out. That grid is harder than it looks, let me tell you! I had fun practicing more with the needle getting those little corners. To be honest, the grid was more challenging (and tedious) than the eagle!
I used orange grade B for this stamp in an effort to conserve my white grade A. I had forgotten how much I enjoy carving with the orange. I had to sand this particular piece of PZ because it was pretty rough when I got it. No problem, it's easy and fast: first sand lightly with 220 grit sandpaper over the whole surface, followed by 320, then ending with 600 until it's smooth and creamy to the touch.
I think after I'm done stamping for this project, I am going to cut it apart and use the calendar grid for other projects. I'm sure I can find a fun place to hide Mr. Eagle...any suggestions?
Labels: Letterboxer Trading Cards
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