Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dusting off some under-used stamps

A while ago A Blog Named Hero challenged us to dust off our less used stamps and give them some inky love.  I had so much fun playing with my older Hero Arts sunflower and harlequin stamps, I was pretty pleased with the resulting card too! I posted about it HERE.

Well this challenge got me thinking about sets of stamps that have been unfairly neglected. So I made a card using an older Papertrey Ink set with inspiration from Lin (and PTI).

The flower stamps are from Beautiful Blooms II and the sentiment is from Signature Greetings. I used the coordinating Beautiful Blooms die to create the flower embellie. I combined the older stamps with Hero Hues Chalk inks in Poppy, Punch and Splash...I love the clean primary color palette.

This is birthday card #1 of 10 that I'm making for my sister. She's leading a summer Bible Study and ordered birthday cards for the women in the group. I'm still debating whether it needs bling, what do you think?

Here's another card that I did for the recent 90 Minute Scramble using the same masking technique.



  1. I love both cards, Nancy! The bright colors on the first one look so beautiful together, and the pastels are so pretty on your scramble card! I'm glad you're giving neglected stamps some love! Beautiful work, my friend! :)

  2. Such a great use of colors, Nancy. Aren't the oldies great? I love this sentiment technique that Lin shared - I need to try it. Thanks for sharing these brilliant gems.

  3. Nancy these are beautiful! Love the color choices - they are perfect!

  4. It's a great feeling to use neglected stamps, isn't it?? I loooove the bold colors of the first one and the softer colors are really pretty in the second. That's such a great technique for creating less bulky cards for mailing.

  5. Both cards are delightful. Masking like this is wonderful and I really want to try it out. Your first card is great as it is... I wouldn't add any bling

  6. Love both, but the happy brights on the primary's is my fav of the two! I will have to try this technique.

  7. These are both so pretty! Love the colors on the first one, and I think bling would be a perfect thing to add!


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