September 12, 2006

new stamps! and a card...

My newest stamp set- it's a company I heard about on 2peas (See D's). The stamp store in Chandler had tons of designs... I looked at this set about 4 times before finally deciding to buy them. Not that I needed them (do we ever need stamps? LOL!) They're actually pretty nice, I think- they are "ready to cling" which means they're sticky on the back, and they were already cut out of the backing rubber. This meant I didn't have to cut around each one (I hate that part) or add anything to them, they'll cling to the block right away. They don't come with a cushion, but I can deal with that... I have a thick foam pad to stamp on (it came from Stampin' Up, maybe- I think my sister Judy gave it to me). Plus, the price is right: 12 stamps for $8.50- that's less than 75 cents a stamp! They also come with storage cards (with a slick surface, so the stamps peel off easy), and come in a CD-case style package. Finally, manufacturers are realizing this is how lots of stampers store their unmounteds, so why not sell them that way! They're pretty detailed designs, although this set is "silhouettes" so they can't be too detailed. This is the first card made with one of them... the basic card layout is from a 2peas card sketch challenge.

Stamps: See D's (grass); Rubber Soul (grass, used for background); and SU! (sentiment)

Ink: Ranger Distress Ink, Tea Dye (background and sentiment)

Image was colored with Zig markers... I tried to do the "watercolor" thing, where you color the stamp, spritz it with water, then stamp it, to make it look like you watercolored it. It sort of worked, but I need practice. Or a new spritzer. I got huge drops of water, so the whole stamp didn't get misted with water, like I thought it would. I think I'm going to go practice right now! (or at least stamp something!!)

PS: I can't wait for this week to end... Friday I'm going to the Bazzill warehouse sale- going to hit that on my way home from work! And Saturday I'm attending the CK convention in Phoenix- I'm taking a couple classes: one of them is a sketch class with Becky Higgins! (I need to take my camera with!) And I'm sure I'll find something to buy! LOL!!

4 comments:

J@cqueline's craft nest said...

Jennifer, I already admired this card in the gallery of two peas - I really love this look!

Sylvie said...

Great new stamps and very pretty card !!! :)

Anonymous said...

I loved this card on 2 peas so much I spent forever searching for your blog! Your use of the textural papers gives the card such a rich, sophisticated look IMHO. You inspire me. Thanks!
Martha

crimsoncat05 said...

thanks for the kind words!