Friday, August 19, 2011

New Stamps!

I really like this new catalog from The Angel Company - the UPS brought me my second big box on Monday, and those were just things for me. I'm just saying! :)

One of the new stamps that I immediately had to get was the Bingo set. All along I had planned that this would be the main feature of any card but I also found it made a great subtle background - almost as if it was printed paper.

This week I had a card class at my home featuring the Angelee Soar with it Collection and I made 10 cards using 11 of the tags from the sheet that is included in that paper pack. So this is one of my favorites - it's one of the more simpler ones but that's just me, I guess!

(You can click on the picture to see it bigger)

I stamped the Bingo image at an angle in Versamark ink on the purple DP included in the Angelee collection. I then came back and stamped the Watercolor Plants in Lavender palette ink...that's how I got the two varying shades that went together beautifully. The scallop is just a hand drawn border that I cut out but a punch will do nicely too. And how about that flower? Here I've been on a flower making kick for about two weeks but in the end, for this card, I loved the simplicity of just one punched flower, crumpled and inked on the edges, topped with a pearl from the Pearl and Gem collection we carry. {I don't tend to do bling well but I'm loving this collection!}

Well, gotta go. I'm stripping our deck and it's been a long process but I see the end in sight. I hope you have a wonderful weekend...we have just a few weeks left of summer before school starts up. I'm dreading the end of these lazy, carefree days...sigh...


Juliet A said...

I really liked hand-cutting the border. I thought the template you created was cleverly designed, and the effect was more homespun than a punched border. It is a great design!

Angela aka disneychick said...

Great card, Chris! I can't wait to receive my card kits! WOOHOO!

Carole said...

Chris - I sent you an email approximatley 2 weeks ago with some questions about a new catalog and the Card Club of the Month stamp sets. Just wondering if you received my mail or did it go to spam? Thank you in advance!

Angela K said...

Lovely, I had not thought to use this stamp this way, great idea!!