I whipped up todays card over the weekend. I was having second thoughts about whether to share it or not but decided to go ahead. The card has a number of flaws so it probably won’t make it into the “to send” pile. Some of the issues don’t appear overly visible in the photograph, which is nice. haha Please don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it is a horrible card, I can just see the areas which I really want to improve. 🙂
I have to say the stamps in this set are so wonderful to colour and I will be using it again very soon. I’ve already painted the little girl in a couple of different colour schemes (using Distress Markers) and she is just so pretty each time. I cannot wait to try copics too. The price point on these stamps is fantastic too. I think I saw them at Simon Says Stamp for US$7.49 and locally I thought they were a bargain at about AUD14.75 from Paper Squared. Not affiliated with either store (although I wish I was! haha) – just sharing my excitement at finding such nice stamps. They are red rubber cling stamps too, not clear stamps. They stamp up beautifully!
Oh, one of the issues I had with this card is that I kind of bounced one of the fox stamps and ended up with ink in the wrong place. I tried the solution often mentioned by Jennifer McGuire where you scratch the ink off and then use a white eraser over the area. It didn’t work for me. Maybe I was too heavy handed? Either way, the area in question is quite obvious to me.
The other thing I tried on this card was using the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer to create the mottled background. I need to play around with this a bit more. Think it has huge potential.
Here’s the card…
That was a bit rambling, wasn’t it? lol Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope you have a great day!