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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Quick, Easy, & Elegant....With New Stamps!



This card was just so simple to make.....and looks quite elegant in real life! The most difficult part was getting good coverage on the stamp. Sometimes these solid-type stamp images can be problematic until they are "conditioned." There are a few different methods to do this, but one of my favorites.....and what I find most effective....is to lightly rub my sanding block over the rubber image in a cross hatch fashion. Clean it off in your scrubbie and then ink it up! You may need to try a few times till you get the ink coverage that you are looking for.....it's just not a sign of good stamp art if you get partial coverage on your rubber! Here's a quick tutorial on Pat Stamps showing you how to condition your own stamps. Try it, I promise you'll be much happier with the finished results!
So, here's my very simple card.......created with the brand new Kind & Caring Thoughts, a set I pre-ordered just before the release of the new catalog. It's a Hostess Level 2 set.....but as a demo, we were able to pre-order some items before everyone else. AND I just LOVE this set! The images are pretty, but the word stamps really got me.....the greetings are in my very favorite font! The set has such lovely images, greetings, AND even wording for inside your cards!
So, this image was stamped just one time in Brocade Blue, the Bella Blue DSP was added, a touch of ribbon, and of course, the greeting. See?....simple, quick, easy.....and don't you agree, it's so pretty?
Don't forget, you can easily earn this set!
Stamps: Kind & Caring Thoughts
Inks: Brocade Blue Craft, Night of Navy Classic
CS: Very Vanilla, Kraft
Misc: Bella Blue DSP, Wide Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon
Please note: ALL materials used to create this card are from SU!

2 comments:

Christina said...

love the card it does look elegant

Kathy W said...

like how simple it is, but looks so fabulous!

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