I recently learned of a new company called White Rose Crafts that sells stamps from Europe which are shipped from the United States and they had some really darling images. One set I particularly liked was a Wild Rose Studio stamp set called Milton. Milton is a darling bear image and on this particular set he is huge. I only make A2 (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") cards so a portion of the design had to be cut off. But even so this made into a beautiful card design. And I think that is the cutest bear image and gorgeous flowers he is holding. The set also includes more floral images and also sentiments.
I used my Misti to stamp this big image as I just knew with my arthritis in my hands I might not get it dark enough the first time. I was right as it took another stamping to get it the way I wanted. I also did a water coloring of this design using Gina K. Designs inks and water mixed together. I took my little stamp cubes and swiped some of the color onto waxed paper, took a spritzer and added water and then picked up the color with my fine brush. This allowed for me to get a more softer look and I love it.
I added this panel to a Gina K. Designs Dusty Rose card base. For the sentiment I used Versafine black ink and stamped it onto white card stock. I then used a Cheery Lynn Designs oval die and cut it out. I cut another oval out with Dusty Rose paper for a frame and then popped the sentiment up onto my card panel with some Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares. And, that is the way I made this card.
I am entering this card into the following:
Mod Squad Blog Challenge-Animals
Double D's Blog Challenge-Woodland Creatures
Well, that will do me this week. I more then likely will take the weekend off from stamping and making cards unless the mood hits me again before Monday. Hahaa! One never knows! Regardless though I hope your weekend is a great one. Thanks for the visits and comments too.
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