When I made the birthday card using the Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps last week I was asked about the value of the sets, my thoughts on them, etc. I own nearly 4 shoeboxes of their sets but am embarrassed and ashamed to say some of them haven't met an ink pad yet and many haven't been used in a long, long time. So I set out to remedy that situation. I created 4 ATCs, one for each season, trying to fit a set for each that would be different and not do a wreath on all of them.
Susan Walton, Rubber Stamp Tapestry owner, recommends using Versacolor pigment inks but most of my pads are dry and I don't have all the re-inkers. I use the Ranger inks so much that I reach for them first, only using others when I 'have' to because of color or properties.
Summer features the Sand Dollar & Starfish Border (AQU00003), My Sentiments Exactly (H179) stamped with Black Archival ink, sandpaper, charm and fishing line. Distress inks used: Bundled Sage, Tattered Rose, Stormy Sky, Pumice Stone, Tea Dye, Weathered Wood. Wild Honey Distress Stickles was used on the sandpaper. The birds are from Tim Holtz' Lost & Found.
Winter features the Winter Pine Border (SBR04004) and Designer
Block Prints (UNM6202). The pine tree was punched from a Sizzix die. Santa was cut from Tim Holtz' Seasonal Stash paper and covered with Glossy Accents. Distress inks used: Pine Needle, Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap. A gold marker decorated the tree along with a gold star brad.