Challenges are good for us, right? They help us to stop and think about what we're doing and how to approach a particular situation. When I received this Local King Rubber Stamps Koi image from the owners of Dolce Stamps and Cards for my August designs, I really wanted to think outside of the box on how to showcase this unique image. From the deep, dark recesses of my brain, I remember happening upon someone's card gallery quite some time ago and seeing that they had used glitter to color their image. That's what I decided to use to color my Koi image. I stamped the image with Black Stazon ink onto clear acetate, turned over the acetate and applied Glossy Accents and the various colors of glitter. Through trial and error, I found it easiest to cut the image from the acetate before applying the glitter.
My card and a complete list of the supplies I used are featured on the Dolce Stamps and Cards blog. I'd love it if you stopped over there and left a comment! You can find this stamp image and a lot of other stamping goodies at their store here.
I made the following card in honor of the featured stamper, Korin, on Splitcoaststampers. I love how she did her right border by cutting around her butterflies. I chose to use leaves for my design. I used Ranger Adirondack and Distress inks for my leaves.