Saturday, May 8, 2010

Simple Saturday

Flowing Flowers and Leaves_Hero Arts_May 2010

One last Hero Arts card to show you made with a new stamp. This is the Flowing Flowers and Leaves background stamp. And here is the post that “sold” me on the stamp on The Hero Club Blog. I inked up my stamp with three different ink pads, spritzed with water from a fine mist spritzer, and hoped for the best. I love the results on this card. I tried a couple others – not so good. LOL. I think this technique would be much easier with those little square ink pads verses full-size pads.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Topiary, and Sweet Leaf cardstock; Topiary, Crystal Blue, and Sweet Leaf ink pads; Hero Arts Flowing Flowers and Leaves stamp and Thinking of You stamp set; Fine mist spritzer w/water; Fiskars Apron Lace border punch.

We are being blessed with a day of sunshine. Up at 7 am after a good nine hours of sleep, I combed the blogosphere early this morning while listening to the birds sing outside. There is something so peaceful about mornings like this, and I feel content and happy just to be here.

And now, I’m off to deal with the “busyness” of the day – cleaning, shopping, getting ready to go to my sister and brother-in-law’s house tomorrow for a Mother’s Day feast, waiting to hear that my grandsons have arrived back in town safe and sound and most likely, tired.

I hope your day is wonderful. If I’m a good girl and get my work done, I might be back with a stamped something or other. Otherwise, I’ll catch you tomorrow. Take care, and as always, thank you for stopping by.


Laurel said...

Oh this is so pretty, love the colors and the technique!

Alanna said...

This is beautiful. I love all the different soft colors. I hope your busyness gets done and doesn't leave you feeling too tired. Enjoy.

Deborah Young said...

Nice technique, dear. Have an awesome Mother's Day!

Sheila H said...

Beautiful card - thanks for the technique lesson!

Barb said...

Oh Kathi! How pretty! I will have to try this technique. TFS.

Happy Mother's Day, my friend!


Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card!

Jeanne said...

Oh boy! This is just beautiful, Kathi! Love the technique and the colors you chose. I just might have to try this one out!

I hope you have a wonderful day! Happy Mother's Day to a great mom (& grandma)!

Sharli said...

You and I are watching the same ideas! I didn't think I could make it look good - but you may have something about the small ink pads - that certainly would help! This is beautiful - the way the colors blend and melt into each other. Very nice!