I am very excited because I have some new stamps for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, retirement, graduation, and First Communion and I have been trying most of them out.
These cards were created with a Hero Arts stamp called "Sally’s Bouquet". I love this stamp because it can be used for so many occasions. I colored the flowers in with my new water colors called "Twinkling H20’s". My friend, Toni, introduced me to them and I had to have some of my own. I need lots of work on my coloring as I don’t have shading down at all, but I am still happy with the cards I created.
I fell in love with the strawberry paper from Cosmo Cricket. Actually I fell in love with the entire line, but I was "good" and only bought a couple of sheets of the strawberry paper. (For now.)
When I bought the paper I planned to use my Accucut strawberry die to make a strawberry to put on the card, but it turned out that the strawberry was too big for the card that I wanted to make. My solution was an easy one. I used the die to cut out my strawberry and then used my scanner to reduce it by 50%. Then I cut out the copy and a strawberry from some scrapbook paper at the same time. I was so happy with the result. I plan to use that same technique with some of my other large dies
I used a "Happy Mother’s Day" stamp from Great Impressions on the card. The tag was cut from a Sizzix die. The ladybug is a button from Favorite Findings. I LOVE Favorite Findings buttons and just learned the other day that my friend, Susan, also loves them.
The First Communion stamps arrived in the mail yesterday in a drawstring bag. That was the first time I ever got a package in the mail that was a drawstring bag!
The stamps are from DRS Designs. They are larger than I expected them to be so I used them on a 5" x 7" card. I used gold ink from Color Box to stamp the chalice and the words. I colored the chalice in with my new "Autumn butternut" Twinkling H20 water color. I added Glossy Accents to the host and love how that made the host pop out.