I made a card, I don't have anyone to send it to, but yes I made a card!
Actually I made a card to have a go at potato printing for the Craft Stamper, Take It Make It Challenge.
I selected my potato, didn't have many big ones in the cupboard and this was at 6.00am, so that dictated how big my stamp would be. I knew I wanted to do a block stamp and then a "shape" over the top. It needed to be a simple shape so fish it was!
Carved the shapes and let them dry a bit to let the moisture and starch evaporate so they would hopefully give a cleaner less sticky stamp.
Taking some card I cut a 6x6" square and added a rough layer of Lake Wanaka and then Beach Hut PaperArtsy Fresco paint. I stamped the ship from Hot Pick 1202 in Aquamarine Archival Ink in the middle and then second generation stamping around the edges a bit to fill in the gaps and add some texture.
Then I took my oblong potato stamp and used it with Space Cadet Fresco paint. Then using Ice Blue I stamped my fishes.
I needed to reduce the size of the card so it would fit on a square Kraft Card blank.
I then distressed the edges and used Peacock Feathers and Vintage Photo Distress Ink along the edge, added some stitching to frame it and then stamped fish using WOW Primary Lagoon Embossing powder and the letters from Words Plate 2 from PaperArtsy.
Quite quick and reasonably "clean and simple" for me!
And why fishcakes? Well, fish and potato of course!