Tuesday, September 4, 2007

new stamps

in our quest for new tires today, i just HAD to stop by the stamp stores, you know, just to look =)
i got this cute fish & flower vine from a local store, "the scrappy stamper". fish is by vicki schreiner and flower is from great impressions (and i'm kicking myself for this one! great impressions has an outlet store where everything is 1/2 off, right here in town! and i didn't even check it first!!). anywho, the brown & blue paper is from a scrap pack that i got from wal*mart i think (paperbilities?).
i stamped the flowers onto white CS with versamark and heat embossed with moss green powder. when it had cooled, i used both watercolor crayons & pencils to draw around the flowers and then took my watercolor brush to it for blending. edges of blue & white are torn and rolled in, and you can't really see it that well, but there are black brads in the left corners of the white CS.
fish are stamped in black stazon on ivory CS and punched out w/ SU scallop punch. i used "old paper" distress ink on the paper to age it, then pierced the edges of the scallops.
fish are adhered w/dimensionals, so they kinda pop.

this was an interesting card to make.... as far as techniques go. it's definitely not one of my favorites or anything i'm proud of, but it was interesting to make.

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