Wednesday, 23 January 2008

How sweet it is!

How sweet it is... nap time that is! I'm a SAHM (stamp-at-home-mom) on an extended maternity leave from my job. Nap time is one of my favourite times of day when I can steal a few moments of creativity for myself.

When I don't have a lot of time to stamp, I like to jump-start the ideas, usually with one of the daily challenges from splitcoaststampers or by using a new stamp set or something I've gotten recently. For this card, I went with today's sketch challenge on a Valentine's theme. I started off by making the pink background layer by wanding shades of pink from my fluid chalk queue (how nice to have various shades in one easy spot!) and adding the small swirl from Priceless, which I just got, in three shades of pigment ink. I heat set it with the iron and then moved on to the focal image. I wanted a horizontal image, but nothing was jumping off my shelf. Then my eye lit upon my jumbo outline alphabet and I thought that would do the trick. I used my stamp-a-majig to get the letters (mostly) straight and coloured them with the lid of my purely pomegranate ink pad and my aquapainter. These panels were mounted on a sheet of rose red designer prints, on a pomegranate card base. The accent is a flower and brad from my Pretties kit, which I have vowed to stop hoarding. I tinted the flower to match with more pomegranate ink and my aquapainter. Isn't that nice to have perfectly matching embellishments!
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies Stamps: Jumbo Outline Alphabet, Priceless (both Stampin' Up!); Ink: Palette black noir, purely pomegranate, fluid chalk rose petal queue, color box pigment ink (velvet, pink, peony); Paper: papertrey ink white cardstock, purely pomegranate, rose red designer prints (SU); Accessories: stylus and foam tip, Pretties kit (SU)


  1. Love how you colored those letters...fabulous!

  2. Your cards always look so great!! Way better than any of mine, I think!