I love Heather Ellis’ Pure Innocence images. The two I used for the cards I am posting today are digi stamps from her Etsy store. A line of Pure Innocence clear stamps is also available from My Favorite Things. For me, these images perfectly portray the simplicity – the innocence – of childhood.
I colored both images with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. The dresses were paper-pieced.
Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Chocolate, and Heavenly Blue cardstock; Topstitch paper packet; Pure Innocence digi stamp and Hero Arts Anytime Messages stamp set; Baby Pink brad; White Bitty Brads; Papertrey Ink Sweet Blush grosgrain ribbon; Prismacolor colored pencils: Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; 3M foam mounting tape.
Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Chocolate, and Sorbet cardstock; Cosmo Cricket Earth Love 6x6-inch Mini Deck; Chocolate ink pad; Pure Innocence digi stamp and Papertrey Ink Take Three – Spring stamp set; Sorbet mini brads; Sorbet Ribbon Rounds; Fiskars Apron Lace border punch; 3M foam mounting tape.
I had the opportunity to play around with my printer a bit this weekend, printing off some freebie digital patterned paper I came across the other day. It printed beautifully, and I’ll be using it one day soon. I don’ know how much printing of this type I will be doing. The ink for this particular printer is not cheap, so I’m anxious to see how long the cartridges last. I have located a source that sells the six cartridges in a bundle for approximately 40 percent off retail. That will help.
Today was pretty much a typical Monday – probably better than most, because I got a good night’s sleep last night. I hope you had a good day, too. With nothing on this evening’s agenda, I.m looking forward to putting my feet up and relaxing until bedtime. I’ll catch you again tomorrow. Take care, and thanks for stopping by.