I stamped the flower with Archival ink on watercolor paper and used markers to color it. I then went over it with a light wash and some "sprinkles" from the wet brush. The sentiment is stamped in Archival ink also. Hope your Sunday is a blessed one!
Today I am over at the Inspired by Stamping Blog with a card highlighting the last two stamp sets in our new release. The Spring Bouquet set and the Big Hello set make a great combination for this card.
What is sad about this photo is that you really can't see the shiny gold alcohol ink background on the card. It seems impossible to get a good photo of it. But here's a better close up of it.
I started out using a technique with Alcohol Inks that Virginia Lu (Yes, Virginia) demonstrated on her blog HERE. Then I decided to try the gold Alcohol ink and I changed it up completely. Then I tried drops of alcohol ink directly onto the areas I wanted color. You get an amazing "run" of color where I tried that. It's a very free form look. Thanks for stopping by. Check out what my team mate Lisa came up with over on the Inspired by Stamping blog.
I just love this Cockatoo! One of my friends had a Cockatoo. They are very beautiful birds. The bird was name Amber for the beautiful coloring of her head feathers and tail feathers. After stamping "Amber" I embossed her with clear EP and colored her with colored pencils. I then masked her off and stamped palm trees from the Tropical Paradise Stamp set which you will see on Thursday. I inked the background in with some distress ink too. A simple card but the Cockatoo really needed to take center stage on this card!
Don't forget to head on over to theInspired by Stamping blogto see the new stamps and to win blog candy! And Don't forget to check out my blog candy post on this link below.
An retired Air Force girlfriend has the same birthday month as I do. Every year in January we spend an overnight at the Colorado Casinos with another Army girlfriend and celebrate our birthdays. Here is the card I made for my Air Force girlfriend.
The carnation Memory Box stamp and die is an exclusive at Simple Pleasures, a local LSS in Colorado Springs. I snatched it up because the Carnation is the flower for January birthdays! The birthday sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping "A Lovely Birthday." Ribbon is Really Reasonable ribbon. Tomorrow I celebrate my actual Birthday with my Mom and Sister for lunch and DH and DD for dinner!
In honor of my birthday I am giving away two stamp sets to one lucky commenter on this blog post! You have until January 22nd to comment.
I'm here with some Design Team inspiration for Inspired by Stamping. It is always a tough time when I have to make a sympathy card. A dear friend from our Bible study classes passed away very suddenly. This card is for her husband, who was also part of our Bible study class.
I added a sentiment to the inside left leaving room on the right for a hand written personal note.
At one time I worked as a custom framer for Hobby Lobby. The year that I worked there I acquired some nice frames that were in the "discard" pile for a very reasonable price. The frame I used for this project was one of those discards so it was scratched up a little and in need of a little beautifying. Using Stazon ink and glitter embossing powder perked up the frame. I created a large heart and stamped it with many different stamped sentiments mounted on red shiny cardstock. It was fun to combine these different stamped sentiments into a heart design.