Monday, May 11, 2009

I'm obsessed...

with damask styled stamps! I already had Aged Ornaments from The Angel Company but when I got my copy of the Serendipity magalogue, I fell in love with Victorian Elements. These run a bit larger, 2.5 to 3 inches in length, so they are great for creating a background page and also look fabulous as a main image.

I wanted to use brilliance ink for that special sheen, and then used the rock 'n roll technique to just roll the edge of stamp around a black ink pad. Each one came out a snitch different. I debated stamping just a saying in black on the top blue panel but in the end, used a sheer black ribbon. That way I'll have a card ready for any occasion! In case you didn't know, The Angel Company does carry reinkers for the Brilliance Ink pads.

Card Materials:
Materials: cloud scissors, Noir palette ink, Brilliance ink, DCWV

Um...if you read my last post you saw me grumbling about my daughter (I appreciate the reassuring thoughts by the way!). Well yesterday I was feeling really, really guilty when I read the Mother's Day card that she wrote on behalf of the family. Here's an excerpt:

We love you! We probably don't say it enough, but, we do! ... We're really thankful to have you as a mom/wife...

I'm so lucky! Hope you had a wonderful weekend...and have a great week ahead of you!


Anonymous said...

Great card. And the kids are so nice at times and then less so at other times. I just keep telling myself they are trying to figure out this growing up thing! Glad that you got such a neat message from your daughter. rita w

Bridgett said...

I love the card...beautiful colors! Awww what a sweet daughter you have!!! That really feels good to hear nice things from time to time!

Barb said...

Beautiful card, Chris! And don't feel guilty... we all do that now and again :)

Silli said...

Hello Chris, your card is so very elegant. I love the colors... Great work... Happy day for you! Hugs