Monday, March 24, 2014

Gifts For You!

Greetings one and all! Welcome to another wonderful week of cards and projects from my studio.
Today's card is a new stamp I just received from Classy Cards 'N Such; an Impression Obsession cling stamp called Flower Gift Boxes. I fell in love with this stamp, and knew I had to order it.

I had so many decisions to make before stamping it, what media I wanted to use to color it, and then what type of paper to stamp it on.  I decided to used my Inktense Watercolor pencils from Derwent and so I stamped it on watercolor paper with Ranger Archival Jet Black waterproof ink.
I then started coloring in the image, and used a water brush to blend the various colors.  When dry, I fussy cut around the image, leaving a thin white border. This helps the image POP from the background.  I used a very pale aqua print music paper for the background, and used foam tape to attached the stack of boxes. Using my Winnie & Walter, The Big, The Bold, and You clear stamp set, I stamped the large word "You" and the smaller word "for" in Danube Blue Memento Ink.  I then punched four hearts with my Fiskars heart punch, and glued one to each corner and highlighting them with the clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.

With no specific gift giving holiday stamped on the front, it can be used any time a gift is given. For a birthday, anniversary, get-well, or "just because"!  I hope you will all have a wonderful week, filled with many happy, crafty days. See you again soon.


  1. This is so beautiful, Mindy!! What a gorgeous stamp!! You colored it perfectly!! Fabulous card my friend!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Mindy, this is so bright and cheerful! I love that you putt the little heart on the corners. Such a nice job of blending and shading!

  3. Beautiful card Mindy...geez why didn't I order that pretty!! I have those pens, haven't used them for quite some time...thanks for reminding me to get them out...beautiful coloring!!!