April 15, 2015

Wednesday's With Nature's Blessings Stamps - Dog's Tooth Violet

I wanted this week's card to be more rustic and work with mixed media.  I love the way this card turned out.  It is different than what I've been creating lately.  

This card uses some old patterned paper scraps.  I tore the top and side of the paper to reveal another patterned paper underneath that matches closely with the card base color.   I used my Simon Says Stamp dies to cut the greeting banner, and a Papertrey Ink die for the flower background piece.  

To create the flower, I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then used my Faber Castell watercolor crayons to color in the image.  I needed to add a couple of layers to deepen the color and give it the shaded effect.  I topped the image with Glossy Accents to deepen the colors and their shading.

I added some splotches of Mister Huey's (custard I believe), and some copper Stickles glitter glue here and there for little accents.  I stamped the greeting with a Studio Calico stamp (I think) and finished with a gorgeous olive colored silky ribbon.


Dog's Tooth Violet Stamp ($10.00)
Nature's Blessings Fine Rubber Art Stamps on Etsy

March 25, 2015

Wednesday's with Nature's Blessings Stamps - A Queen's Thank You

This week I used the "Queen's Herald" stamp again.  I stamped it in rose red Stampin Up ink and colored it with my Copic markers.  I was a little worried that the ink might bleed but I think it did fine.  Even though I played with this week's image a little bit more (i.e., using my Copics) I still feel like I can make this sweet bunny even cuter.  I will have to give it another attempt soon.

I hope you enjoy this week's card.  I wanted to use a bold color since I've been using a lot of muted, pastel shades lately.  I also love being able to add lace and a button!

Queen's Herald Stamp ($9.50)
Nature's Blessings Fine Rubber Art Stamps on Etsy

I'd like to thank Nature's Blessings again for providing me with some of their lovely stamps.  If you like my creations, please leave a comment below.  Thank you!

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