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Shannon Bielke My Inspiration
Stampbord™ ATC sizes
Tim Holtz Distress™ Embossing Powder
ribbons, keys, brass metal heart and ring
rub on letters
assorted stamps

“I began by inking the background where I wanted the Mona Lisa image. Then I linked all 3 Stampbords so the color flowed, keeping in mind that I wanted to use the leaf and the sunflower stamps somewhere. I stamped Mona, then the sunflower. This evolved as I worked. I added the live and love stamps, then the bamboo, words and leaves. I, then scratched around these images as I felt inspired (so fun)! At this point, I added a little more background color to compliment the cat and coffee cup stamps that I’d just decided I needed. I stamped those, scratched a little more, then decided I needed a couple of blocks from the art blocks stamp. I stamped those and embossed them with the distress embossing powder. I added rub-on lettering, scratched a little more and then ran a ribbon up the backs to anchor the hanger. I glued the heart, tied it to the ribbon and then tied other ribbons to the top. Next, I added a key, ring and ribbons to the bottom. Finally, I glued one more key to the top corner.”