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Saturday, June 09, 2012

Blooming with Kindness

When I saw this stamp set in the catalog, I had put it towards the middle of my HUGE wish list.  When I finally got ready to order I had moved it up for some odd reason.  Now I know why.  It's such a beautiful flower.  It stands alone on a card (or with words).  

I stamped the image using VersaMark.  I sponged in chalks.  I started with Pirouette Pink in the middle, then I added Pretty in Pink around that and the edges were done in Regal Rose.  Then I took some Daffodil Delight and added it to the very center of the flower and a bit around the ares where the Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose met.  I added some Wild Wasabi on the stem and the coloring was all done.


I purchased one of the new ink pads, Chocolate Chip.  My other ones are just fine (which is too bad because these pads are REALLY nice). It will be a while before I replace all of my pads.  Mine are still in very nice condition and over a year ago I had bought all of the ink refills so I'm set for a while.  I will replace as needed.  Often when my ink pad is dry I will just spritz it with distilled water.  My pad is not empty, it is just dry.  I usually do this after two inkings.  I don't want to dilute my color so I make sure I don't do it every time it's dry or ever other time it's been inked.  Does that make sense?

This is a very fun set to play with.  It makes very quick cards.  At least this card was quick anyway. I am going to try a card with this flower using markers and see what I get.  I do love the chalk look though!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda
 

3 comments:

Mary said...

Your card looks beautiful Wanda!

Runs with Scissors said...

That flower is on my list too, and after seeing this, it's moving up. We have a SU party once a month and I'm hosting next month, so I'll probably get it for free! Your chalking is so beautiful. I'm going to have to try.

Kerry Joy said...

I love how the Versamark made the colors look bright. Did you wet your sponge? I tried it on another stamp I have and I got chalk on the surrounding area :{ Your's Looks fabulous!