I hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend. Happy Mothers Day to all of you stamping Mums. I hope you have a wonderful day.
Crafty Individuals are launching their new fabulous stamps today on Hochanda TV at 3 p.m. today 31st March and they also have shows tomorrow Monday the 1st April at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. UK time. You all know I love Crafty Individuals stamps but I have to say they have out done themselves with the new stamps designed by Maria Kitano. They are amazing. If you liked the bird stamps that CI recently released then you will love these as well. If you do miss the show, you can watch it on the Hochanda TV website at a later on using the rewind facility.
Just to give you a heads up, the New stamps include a kingfisher, hummingbirds, Owls, owl and a one with a hare and moon. I can’t pick a favourite. That’s how much I love them.
I have a few samples to share over the next week but I thought I would start with this card.
The owls and the hare have been decoupaged onto the card using foam pads but this doesn’t really show up on the photo.
For the topper I used coated card stock coloured with distress inks and the images have been stamped using Black Staz-on.
I stamped the flowers along the bottom of the card piece. I then stamped the owls and masked them off. I coloured the background, going over the flowers, with Distress Ink using a sponge. I then went back and coloured the owls with ink and fixed the inks with a spray fixative.
I stamped the owls and the hare again, cut them out, coloured them and sprayed them with a fixative and then decoupaged them using foam pads.
Thank you for looking.
PS. Just to share because it has been asked a few times. Most of my cards are made from Coated card stock and spray fixed which gives them a glossy finish. It isn’t photographic card nor is it glossy card. I use Clarity Stamps coated card stock.