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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,


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!