Play Date Cafe Challenge has another destination theme this week, and this time it's Italy. Here is the gorgeous inspiration photo, with the challenge colors of rust, ochre, and white. At first I thought I only had one stamp with Italian imagery, but as I looked through my stash, I actually came up with a bunch of stamps, along with some vintage Italian text! Does that happen to anyone else...... you buy things, you store things, you forget about things... LOL!?!? Shameful, really. But hey, I got them out, dusted them off, and used them for this card. The main images are from Stampingon, and I also added an Italian poem script stamp in the background and a tiny Italian postmark. I adhered it all to a cardbase of white watercolor paper - just loved the texture it lent to the whole thing, plus I was particularly inspired by DT member Sarah's card HERE, where she left a lot of white space surrounding her images.
This was a fun, quick little card to make - I'm thinking I'll be using the watercolor paper more often. The student-grade paper pad is relatively inexpensive, and I can get two large cards per sheet. Maybe for those snowy Christmas cards...... But for now, it's in the high 90s and humid here.... ugh. Hope you're enjoying your weekend!