Hello friends,

Katie Gehring here. Over the past month, the design team has taken turns posting on the blog to share their final projects and to say goodbye.  Today it’s my turn.

Over the years, Heather designed lots fabulous background stamps that can be used universally to give your projects that extra bit of pattern and pizzazz   With February, right around the corner, I used some of my favorite background sets to make a Valentine.  First I stamped the Woodgrain pattern from Grunge onto a rustic cream cardstock. Next I die-cut some hearts and stamped the scroll pattern from Damask Darling onto the large heart.

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Next I stamped the sentiment from Pumpkin Seed Sentiments in black ink.  I trimmed the stamped panel and mounted it to some patterned paper (Crate Paper) to create a polaroid-type look.

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I attached the completed panel with a bit of washi tape to a card base covered with cardstock and patterned paper (Imaginese) that I die-cut and embossed to create even more patterns and texture.

I hope you have enjoyed the inspiration that Heather and the team have shared both over the years and the past couple months.  I have been extremely blessed to have the privilege of working with such an amazing group of ladies. Although the blog may be quiet, Heather is planning to leave the store open to continue to sell her inventory and best-selling sets.  If you have any questions, just pop Heather an email at madebyme33 (at) hotmail (dot) com, and she will help you out!  Also, don’t forget that many of our cards and sketches are on Pinterest.  You can check out our boards here.

Finally, thank YOU for all your support and love for Skipping Stones Design!  Your passion and love for these stamps has been such a joy!  So it’s goodbye for now, but I am sure we will be seeing each other around!

Creatively yours,

Katie