Friday, July 8, 2011

The Blossoms of Life!

Hello!  Welcome to my second post for the day!  If you missed the last one, be sure to scroll down to see it, as I shared my upcoming class cards with you.  Today's card is a for Forgotten Stamp Friday!  I have vowed to every Friday, make a card with a forgotten stamp.  And my rules to myself are that the stamps have to be either have been in my collection for two years without being stamped or at least 6 months old for a stamp that hasn't been inked yet.  Today's stamp falls in the older than two year category and frankly the stamp is so clean, I am not sure it was inked before today!  I am also using some sketches from Mojo Monday from 2009 and so today I used #68.  I even used an older technique and did some coloring directly on the stamp with Tombow markers, spritzed with a little water, and stamped onto watercolor paper.  Here is my card.  Enjoy!

What a great sketch,.  So simple. yet it has that "wow" to it!  I love it!  How about you?


Paper - My Minds Eye Lime Twist  Happy Go Lucky 6 x 6 pad, Cardstock Hot Pink, Watercolor Paper
Stamps - Flowers from Penny Black (stamp is wood-mounted called day-dreams 3947K-I tried to find it on their website to link it for you - doesn't seem to be there - I guess it is discontinued?  Sentiment is Hero Arts
Ink - Versafine Black, Tombow Markers
Tools - Oval and Circle Nestibilities
Other - Rhinestones by Queen & Co., Twine by My Minds Eye from Lime Twist line

In my opinion, I like the twine from The Twinery much better than this twine.  The My Minds Eye twine is much softer which makes it unravel more, making it harder to tie bows and work with.  But, it is pretty and some of the colors were different, like the pink I used on today's card.  

I will be back tomorrow with the Saturday Sketch Share.  See you then!

Happy Stamping!


Anonymous said...

I really like the striped background paper. I probably would have used boring ol' plain one-color cardstock but you pulled the colors from the stripes into the flowers and it looks really nice. I'll have to remember to be open to other backgrounds. Very pretty!

Cathy G.

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