For Allan's graduation announcements, I dug through my box of discontinued stamps for my set of Extra Large Underground numbers. I've been BEGGING for another large set of numbers. Help me beg. ;) Large number stamps are a set that I always get lots of use out of.
I often have a piece of chipboard underneath my stamping surface. It provides both a cushion and a place to catch the ink of the overlap.
The above stamp is Chevron Two Step.
I began by stamping the one chevron nearish (I don't measure) the bottom, and then added the solid chevron both above and below. Clear stamps are such a fantastic invention, don't you think? The ability to see where the stamp is going to land is huge. I wasn't able to do this with the wood mount stamps that I used to make his birth announcements with almost 18 years ago.
Because I don't measure, and because I was kind of winging it, I added the twenty-thirteen (from the set - In a Nutshell) right into the chevron on some cards, and on the bottom of the others. And you know what? I like them both.
The bottom created, I then stamped the 2013 above the chevron...
....about 45 times. I'm a firm believer in the assembly line process (do all the chevrons, then do all the twenty-thirteens, then do all the dates....). It went quick.
The inside invitation portion I printed out on our computer and adhered it in.
Today I will work on his thank-you cards.