Gingersnap Creations! This week the challenge is to use a Quote on your project (you can click on the photo above to make it bigger, and easier to read the quote). What a great excuse to get out all those fun phrase stamps. My quote comes from the Life Scrapblock from Cornish Heritage Farms (you don't realize these little gems are tucked into this stamp at first, but if you start thinking about inking only one phrase, the stamp becomes even more versatile.) I paired it with a photo of some dudes hanging out at the Paris Exposition.... certainly a marvel of what imagination and creativity were within the great minds of the time. :) The image is from Artistic Outpost's Paris Exposition plate. For the background, I got out the ol' box-o-scraps again, and punched a bunch of inchies from patterned paper and cast-off stamped images. I distressed-inked them all and played with them until I liked the arrangement.
Now, here's a little jewel of a tool for aligning said inchies on a card.... it's a quilting rule, found in any fabric shop or some of the big box crafting-and-fabric stores. Anything you need to line up... this little tool can make it easier (see below). Just make sure your card or project is lying perfectly straight along the left and top ruler lines, and you can easily see the one-eighth-inch markings to guide your way.