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.

8 comments:

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!

Barb

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!

Hugs!