Sorry that I've been MIA all week. :-( I wish I could tell you that I was up to something fun, but truth is I had a migraine that lasted a few days, so no fun for sure! Today's share is something kind of different, but shows you how you can incorporate stamping into your decor.
Before the migraine took over, I had been giving my home office a little makeover. My Mom came over to help me hang some scarf valances on the window. I used two different colored scarves and it was kind of a pain to get it to look just right. When we finally got it looking pretty good, it still needed something at the center. My Mom said, "why couldn't you just use one of your stamps and card stock to make something to match?" I have to admit, at first I didn't like the idea, but then, I remembered my old favorite background stamp...Medallion. At that point I thought..."hmmm...she might actually be on to something!"
The window wall in the room is painted a shade similar to Stampin' Up!'s retired color Not Quite Navy. So I embossed the Medallion image in Silver on the Not Quite Navy cardstock. I did this twice and cut out with two different sized circle framelits. I also cut some chipboard the same size. I adhered the embossed circles onto the chipboard to give it more stability.
This is the best close-up photo I could get...it really isn't so shiny looking in real life, and actually matches the rod pretty well. The Antique Brad in the center and some Stampin' Dimensionals help give it some depth. I just attached it to the center of the scarf with a clip on the back.
Here's another view...
It looks like my furry friend Stevie, approves! Have you used your stamps for any unusual projects? I'd love to hear...just leave me a comment. ENJOY your weekend!