Yesterday I didn't get the opportunity to stamp due to the absolutely GORGEOUS weather we were having. I just couldn't stay indoors when it was so nice and sunny outside!! I am so ready for the spring and summer.
And speaking of spring and summer....this card is so "springy". The image, stamped on Whisper White cardstock, is from the Happy Heart Day stamp set (page 26 of the 2009 Spring-Summer Catalog). It has a Bashful Blue base, DSP paper from my now famous grab bag, and I think Rose Red liner....the red liner was also a piece from the grab bag so I'm not exactly sure of the color, but Rose Red would be my guess. I used my Aqua Painters to watercolor the image. I was really pleased with how the coloring turned out because I'm not very good at watercoloring.....I need to make more cards with this technique so that I can keep improving. Then for accents I stamped hearts from the retired Bitty Basics level 1 hostess set with my versamark pad, threw in a scalloped edged piece and tied a knot.....and kaboom!! Easy card done!!
Stamps: Happy Heart Day, Bitty Basics level 1 hostess set (retired)
Paper: Bashful Blue, DSP, Rose Red (?), Whisper white
Ink: Black StazOn, Versamark
Accessories: Scalloped edge punch, 1/4" bashful blue grosgrain ribbon, aqua painter, also used various ink pads for paint colors.
I would like to add a quick word about the Scalloped Edge Punch. I LOVE THIS PUNCH!!! This simple punch can add so much to your projects. It can make a card go from "good" to "great" very quickly. Anyway, if you're looking for a way to jazz up your work.....the scalloped edge punch is it!!!
Find some time for stamping!!!