Hi everyone. I just got my new SU! order on Tuesday. I bought three new stamp sets, including the one above. I LOVE this sweet little bouquet of tulips, wrapped in newspaper. So adorable. And perfect for the CAS-ology #141 Challenge - cue card: News.
I stamped it onto white card stock using Archival (waterproof) ink. I took the advice of my good friend, Karen (Snippets) and inked the stamp with versamark first. Made for a way easier clean-up. Thanks for the tip Karen!!
I wanted to watercolour the image, even though I was using card stock, so I pressed inks into my craft sheet and added just a little water. Worked great. The card stock did buckle a little, but was fine when it dried. I then fussy-cut, added a wrap of twine, shaped the tulips with a stylus and mat, and added some clear wink of stella to the tulips for a little sparkle. I then popped up the image for a little dimension and added a simple script-y hello sentiment.
Here's a close-up. Still can't really see the sparkle on the tulips - it's really pretty ...
Hubby and I are still under the weather, but I'm having success with passing the time making cards. Card Therapy ... is a good thing! :)
Jer stopped by after work yesterday and brought us chicken soup, buns and muffins. He's so thoughtful! Nice to have some comfort food and I didn't have to cook --- bonus! :)
Stamps: Love is Kindness (SU!); Where the heart is (Simon Says)
Paper: White (Neenah)
Ink: Versamark, Archival Black (Ranger); Black (Memento); Distress Inks: Weathered Wood, Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: paint brush, twine, stylus and mat for shaping tulips