Here's a look at winning entry number two for the third quarter of the smART Card Stamping Contest --
Designed by: Sarah Stainback
smART Rubber Used: BFL-01 Purpose (catalog pg. 73)
At first glance, one sees the classic black and white contrast card, but hold on! Closer scrutiny discloses a twist... Sarah created this card in grayscale. One of the layers, from decorative print, has a cement colored design, and the stamped background, is in Adirondack slate gray... Very appealing, and softer for the eye than true B/W.
The foreground image is white embossed on black cardstock. As any seasoned stamper knows, embossing in white can prove to be a challenge -- difficult sometimes to get smooth, crisp coverage. Sarah pulled it off nicely.
Like her winning entry in last quarter's contest, this card is also "all occasional." Whatever message is stamped or written inside, will determine what type of card this becomes... birthday, thinking of you, sympathy, thank you, etc. Probably the only category it wouldn't fit into is "masculine," but then, as another sucker for B/W, my hubby absolutely flipped over it.
Sarah has already claimed her prize of a $15.00 gift certificate for more smART rubber, and (1) The Clear Thing acrylic mounting block. Can't wait to see what she sends back in as a quarter #4 entry. ~wink, wink
Seriously, Sarah, Congratulations! Your work (at eighty-seven years young) is truly an inspiration!