Monday, August 1, 2011

Smile!

I've now used all of the pretty stamps from the "New Season, New Wonder" collection from I Hearty {Ippity}.  I love a cherries motif coupled with dots and gingham.  I decided to go with a shabby look for this card, so I also added crumpled seam binding, pom pom trim and vintage buttons.  
For the stamping part, I didn't actually stamp.  I used REAL RED stamp pad from Stampin Up and OLIVE stamp pad from Close To My Heart.  I pressed the lid into the pads before opening.  I then dipped a watercolor pen into the lids and brushed the color onto the stamp...I was worried at first that the ink would dry before I got both colors applied, but they didn't.  I think that it turned out quite nice! Have a look
On the close-up you can see that I cut the stem from the image and used foam dots for the cherries and leaf.
The little dots on the tag?  Actually a fluke!  I had tea-dyed a whole lot of tags one day and in drying them (in the oven), this particular tag took on the design of the pan that I used to lay them on...pretty cool though!
Thanks for looking!  

1 comments:

  1. I adore your card! I love all the details~ribbon is fabulous! TFS!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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