Tuesday, September 8, 2009


My husband, son, and I spent the Labor Day weekend out of state visiting my mom's relative's in Kentucky. We had such a wonderful time - but I missed my studio and getting to play with my stamps and markers and such. I really should be unpacking - but just HAD to create ONE thing first and post it to my blog.

This isn't at all what I sat down to create today - but when I sat at my desk my ink covered blotter was still there from before vacation and I really loved the colors on it. So - why not cut out the best part and use it for the background on a card. I love the way it turned out too. JUST ANOTHER REASON NOT TO THROW ANYTHING AWAY!!!!

All products used on this card are from STAMPIN'UP!


I started with a Whisper White card base and adhered a 4 x 5.25" piece of ink covered stamp blotter paper to the front.

Then I took the bird image from "WINGS OF FRIENDSHIP" and inked it using So Saffron ink. Using the "THUMPING" technique I added Cameo Coral and Ruby Red inks then used a Basic Black Marker to lay in some shading and outlines to the rubber. I lightly misted the stamp a couple of times with water then stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Next I touched up the outlines, eye and beak with the writing tip of the Basick Black marker then sponged Only Orange and Ruby Red starting at the corners and working in a circular motion toward the center of the card. I misted the image a couple of times with water to create water spots on the background. The ribbon is So Saffron Grosgrain and the image was matted on Basic Black and Ruby Red Cardstock then popped up with a double height of Dimensionals.

Once the ribbon and image were placed I stamped the sentiment from "MUCH APPRECIATED" onto the background using Basic Black ink.

That's it for today friends. I'm off to unpack, pay the heat bill and hopefully scrap some vacation photos using MY DIGITAL STUDIO.

Have a wonderful rest of your day -
and until next time -
Happy Stamping!



Louise said...

That card turned out really nice!
Thanks for sharing.
Glad you had a good time on vacation. We leave Sept. 12-18 but will see you on the 19th.

Gloria said...

I love these colors!
The whole card is fantastic!