Hi! My name is Lee Ann Barrett. I live in St Louis with my 21 year old son and a devoted Greyhound named Bella. I have been a crafter as long as I can remember. Over the years, I have done everything from crosstitch to quilting. Nineteen ago I started scrapbooking and I have about 30 albums to prove it!
I was introduced to stamping a few years back. Stamping/cardmaking didn't start taking over my life until about 2 years ago. Certain beautiful cards started standing out in the SCS gallery; one card in particular, made my Angella Crockett, finally pushed me to look into this company called Our Daily Bread Designs. I was making cards for Operation Write Home at that time, and I just had to have the The Old Flag Background stamp. Now I am happy to say I have many ODBD stamps in my collection!
I will try just about any style of stamping/cardmaking but I particularly enjoy fussy cutting and enjoy learning new techniques. Currently, I am enjoying learning to work with Prismacolor pencils and watercolor pencils.
When I am not cutting paper or getting inky, I am a school nurse. I also enjoy traveling, photography and interior design on the cheap! I look forward to getting inky for Our Daily Bread Designs!
Lee Ann has some additional instruction for her card:
I stamped my cross image in Stazon Brown ink on clear cardstock. I colored the image with Sharpie markers on the back side of the image. Then I stamped the cross in brown ink on white cardstock. I layered the clear cardtock on top of the white cardstock and used dimensionals to adhere one to the other. I then cut a frame ( 1/4" all around) from brown cardstock and ran it through a woodgrain embossing folder. I adhered this over the clear cardstock image using dimensionals. The entire image piece was then matted onto a piece of designer paper, followed by brown cardstock, followed by teal cardstock. At this point my mats were longer than my framed image; I cut an additional piece of brown cardstock, embossed it with the woodgrain embossing folder, and adhered it just below the framed image. You can see the slight gap in the photo. I stamped a label in Stazon Brown on dp and then die cut it out with the matching die. I added a sentiment from the "Never Give Up" set to the label. To embellish, I added flourishes, pearls and twine.
Thank you, Lee Ann for sharing your card with us! Come back next week for another card with Lee Ann!