I've been using some Hero Arts stamps the past few weeks that weren't released yet. They are part of a project initiated by Jennifer McGuire to encourage us to ... share handmade kindness. Please make sure to stop by her blog at http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/. You can also check out http://sharehandmadekindness.com/. Make sure to watch her videos to see her message. Her blog post explains the month-long challenge, which starts Monday, November 2nd.
Also, the stamps I've been using are for sale starting today at Simon Say Stamp and Ellen Hutson (linked below).
I've made another card today using one of the new stamps:
This sentiment is so perfect.
The layout is based on a card at Stamplorations for their CASEsplorations challenge.
I chose to CASE Deepti's card:
Here's my card again since I've added so much stuff ...
I first masked the flowers. This is when you wished the stamps came with dies; I fussy-cut that baby, yes, I did.
Once the flower mask was in place, I stamped a background stamp in Simon Says Stamp Fog ink onto a white background. The background stamp is an old old old SU stamp. The words are from an old Irish blessing. My brain breaks into song whenever I read the words. Here is the song of which I speak (by Barrage):
I just love that piece of music.
ANYway, Once I stamped the background, I removed the mask, stamped the image in the space left behind, colored it with Prismacolor pencils, then blended with a Dove blender pen. In hindsight, I could have stamped the image before I masked it. Whatever.
Did you notice ... this is a one-layer card! As such, it qualifies for the current Just Us Girls challenge to make a one-layer card:
So rare in my world.
Thanks for stopping by!
Some of the stuff I used: SU background stamp, and the following: