Okay, time to share some cards. What's a stamping blog without stamping, right?
I've been at my Stampendous Laurel Burch stamps again. Oh, my gosh, I have the most fun coloring these stamps! Throw the rules out the window and check your color inhibitions at the door. The first card was made for a guy friend's birthday. He's cheerful and fun, loves color, art, and the beach. Does that sound like one of those matchmaker profiles?
- I used the Fish Wishes set, stamped on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics.
- Die cut with Memory Box Big Splash Border.
- Yellow, orange, and Pool Party Stampin' Up inks smooshed on the background then splattered with water and blotted with a wet paper towel.
As I was working along I thought of this older Hero Arts "Life is Not Perfect" sentiment set which has always been a favorite. It seemed appropriate and fun with the image. Mix and match. It's on the front and inside, along with some swirls from the Fish Wishes set.
The fish I used on the inside is an ancient wood block stamp, unmarked, and I can't begin to remember who made it. It has survived several stamp purges because I love it so much.
I stamped the second card with the Birthday Corners set. I'd intended to save it for coloring later but I was enjoying myself so much I couldn't stop. I must have had a good night's sleep or something. These stamps can be put together a number of different ways, but I stamped it very similar to the way it's displayed on the packaging and used darned near every stamp in the set.
The colors are similar to those shown on the packaging, too. Makes it quick and easy. Inside below:
Well, that was fun! Moving along to the next project soon. Have a good day!