I immediately found a Consultant near me and had a party, and it wasn't too long after that I became a Consultant myself. I was so impressed with how far they'd come and fell in love (or became addicted, however you prefer to look at it) to the art of papercrafting all over again!
A couple of months ago I moved, and since I was moving farther away from my parents (and would have the space), they asked that I take the stuff I'd been storing in their garage.
Lookie what I found...
All of my old D.O.T.S. Stamps!!! (Well, most of these are D.O.T.S.) Ah, such memories. How many of you remember these stamps?!
Then I dug deeper and found some of the cards we learned how to make at the stamping parties.
WARNING: You are about to witness some shocking images. Don't worry, I am not producing "art" like this any more! :)
Shaker CardThese are some of the very first cards I'd ever made. Cardmaking has come to a whole new level since then, and the technology behind the stamps, inks, paper, and everything else is now revolutionary!
Take a look at what Close to my Heart's stamps look like now...
They're clear! They're awesome! Just cling them onto an acrylic block and you can see EXACTLY where you're stamping for perfect placement every time! And not only are they clear, but they're super high quality. They retain even the finest details and hold ink extremely well (not all clear stamps do).
The stamp set shown above just so happens to be the August Stamp of the Month. You can get it for free by placing an order of $100 or more on my website. You can also get it at a discount for orders of just $25 or more. See how.
Just to prove that I don't produce artwork like that any more, here's one of my recent cards, demonstrating how awesome it is to be able to see exactly where you're stamping. The background of the card is all stamps...I created my own patterned paper with exactly the images and colors I wanted to use! You can't easily do that with wooden stamps.
Check out all of Close to my Heart's clear acrylic stamp sets >>
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