I really enjoyed stamping the day away on Sunday! I created several cards and scrapbook pages. What a relaxing way to spend the day!
I really love creating a card from a great sketch. I find it such a challenge to start with a layout and then selecting the papers, inks and stamps that you will make that sketch come to life with!
I love this stamp! This is another stamp from the March Best of Flowers stamp set (#133342). This hydrangea is such a pretty image. It’s perfect for water coloring and for using your aqua painters and blender pens. I chose to use a blender pen (#102845) and add my inks that way. I posted the video yesterday to show you this technique. I used the same colors today: Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry, Bashful Blue, Old Olive and So Saffron. Somehow, using a bunch of colors and blending them really makes you feel artistic! The results are so pretty as well!
The card is a whisper white base with a pretty in pink mat. The patterned paper is Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (#125409) with a whisper white mat. I also used a sentiment from A Little Greeting stamp set (#129111) punched with my decorative label punch turned sideways (#120907) and stamped in Old Olive. I used Old Olive striped organdy ribbon (#129291) and some small pearls.
The sketch is from the Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge #36.
Stampin’ Up! just released their Best of Butterflies set as the April Best of 25 Years stamp set! It features 5 different butterfly images. They introduce a new set each month for $14.95. Each set comes with a very tiny 25 sticker that you need to save. When you have collected 6 of these, you can get a free stamp set of your choice for up to $14.95! Each stamp set contains old favorites from several previous sets, plus one new image!!! April’s Best of Butterflies can be purchased using item #133345! Click Here to see the images and to order it online!
January: Best of Birthdays #132929
February: Best of Love #132987
March: Best of Flowers #133342
April: Best of Butterflies #133345
Ready to order? You can CLICK HERE to place an order in my online Stampin’ Up! store!
Would you like to get stamping supplies delivered right to your door every month AND get free online stamping tutorials and project ideas? CLICK HERE to join my online Virtual Stamp Club!!! You still have time to join for April to get the April Technique tutorial with the printable technique card, the scrapbook mini-album tutorial, the stamping embellishments or notepad gift project tutorial and the 4 bonus card layout instructions featuring the Sent with Love Bundle available only until April 30. (Sent with Love Bundle #132851…order it with your first Virtual Club Order and you will get 5 great ideas and tutorials on how to use this bundle!)
Thank you for visiting and hanging out for a while!