Monday, May 30, 2011

My Favorite Stamps

Simon Says Stamp and Show has a fun challenge I just had to enter; we're supposed to use our favorite stamp!    I guess for me it's still the Hero Arts Hydrangea, but I also threw in lots of other stamps that I love to pair it with.  You cannot make a mistake with the hydrangea stamp - you can color it, stamp it in colored inks, use it as a background - it always turns out right.  I think, though, that this is the first time I've done it all in pinks. Look at my flickr photostream to see how many times I've used this stamp.

My Favorite Stamp

supplies: parchment cardstock, digital image of a vintage postcard, sized down, Hero Arts stamps K5376 Hydrangea, CG168 Circle Doily, LL040 Woodland Ferns, H2141 Manuscript Background, CL383 Antique Engravings (butterfly), Papertrey tiny tags die and sentiment (Friendship Jar Spring Fillers), Prisma Watercolor pencils to color hydrangea, victorian velvet, worn lipstick, antique linen, and peeled paint distress inks, versafine onyx black ink, versamark ink and white embossing powder for doily, hand-dyed seam binding, twine, tiny pink button

Starting with an ivory parchment card, I white embossed the doily, then shaded the card with victorian velvet, worn lipstick and antique linen distress inks.  Then I overstamped the manuscript background, ferns and butterflies.  The hydrangea was stamped, watercolored and cut out, then popped above the postcard, adding some seam binding and my tiny tag.

Edited to add that this card was published in CREATE: Stamping, February 2013.

20 comments:

  1. Lin, your blog just makes me happy!

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  2. One of my favorite stamps too, this card is stunning! What a composition of beautiful elements! I love the combo of distress inks you used for the bg!

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  3. Beautiful card, Lin! Love that stamp too.

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  4. Truly elegant! You and me both, I do believe the Hydrangea is my favorite too, hands down! I need to find that stamp among my stash again!

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  5. I love this stamp to Lin and this card is so beautiful, I love the shabby chic design, just perfect!

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  6. What a gorgeous collage, Lin! Love your layered stamping and beautiful, pink hydrangea! It's one of my faves too! Good luck in the challenge!

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  7. every time I see this stamp I think of you and once again you've come up with a stunner lin...big hugs kath xxx

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  8. I am loving all this pink! Beautiful! What wonderful layering you did too.

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  9. So beautiful - so lovely - a whole new vision - love the your style!

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  10. Pretty in pink...love the touch of green.

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  11. The hydrangea is beautifully portrayed on this card Lin.
    Smiles:)

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  12. I love what you do with that Hydrangea, you always inspire with it! Love it in pinks and all those lovely supporting players in the background.

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  13. You've done this up beautifully! I think pink suits the hydrangea, but all your other cards with it are equally stunning.

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  14. And....you make the prettiest cards with this stamp too!! Love this gorgeous card Lin....

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  15. Oh my gosh...this is so lovely! I love your stamp selection and the colors you chose to use to color this piece. It is truly beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

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  16. You make this stamp sing Lin. Lovely lovely card.

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  17. Not only is this a beautiful stamp, it's also a beautiful card!

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  18. Yes definitely qualifies for favourite stamp status! Beautiful card - love the postcard background.

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  19. Lovely hydrangea! I like the post card and doily behind it too!

    Thanks for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

    -Sarah

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  20. GORGEOUS!!! Love this. The hydrangea is one of my fav's too.

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