This is Judy Jackson sharing this project. I apologize for the flash shine in the picture - I tried several ways to take the picture and this one was the best. :(
I have been in "stamping withdrawal" for a few weeks. I had carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand the end of October -- and I am definitely right handed! Very little ambidextrous here! That was a real shock that I wasn't going to be allowed to stamp due to the pressure of the block on the palm of the hand. That was a bummer let me tell you! However, it is healing well and I am very thankful for that. I have the left hand done on November 30 but that shouldn't affect stamping at all! I do not hold a block in my left hand!
Our daughter and son-in-law (and our 3 young granddaughters) are buying their very first home! After renting for years this is a big move for them. In October I saw a sign in a store with this sentiment and my husband and I wanted to give them a housewarming gift with this sentiment. I wanted to make it "myself" and of course craft it! Waiting to make the sign was hard until the surgeon said I could stamp "a little bit." (Very few hand made Christmas cards this year.)
I used grunge board to cut out the letters in HOME, printed the sentiment on vellum, stamped the verses on the tags (all Stampers Anonymous) - which all have to do with "love" and "home," and pulled out all the technique stops for this project. The tags are a morphed idea form the Tag Title technique from the TJ Scrapbooking CD. I used Distress Stains on the letters, on the mat board, and used the Antique Glimmer technique to distress the background paper. I used both the TJ Smooched Metal technique and acrylic paint to add color the metal embellishments, lots of glimmer spray here and there. I used a fair amount of ribbon and lace - coloring the ribbon and lace with Distress Inks and distress Stains.
I am very pleased with the results -- and I hope they are too!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone! Make it a crafty one!