Hi all! It looks like Typepad is back up and running. I have been trying to update my blog, but they had some issues on their end... which served as a great reminder for me to back up my blog... something I have never done. I started the painstaking task of backing up 500+ blog entries which has been a daunting task. Slowly but surely I'll get to each one.
Now that things are back up and running I have a few cards to share with you today! I combined a beautiful floral image from Red Rubber Designs' Nothing is Better stamp set with some fabulous sentiments from Red Rubber Designs and Winnie & Walter to create two cards.
I stamped the flowers using Versamark ink and then pounced some Pebbles Inc. chalk over them. I LOVE how this turned out. I've used chalk before using a direct to cardstock technique without applying a medium. It offers a very subtle look especially when using lighter shades, but when you combine Versamark ink & rubber stamps WOW! It really creates a beautiful look. The sentiment on this card is from Red Rubber Designs' Sophisticated Sentiments stamp set.
I used my marker spritzer to tie in the black ink from the sentiments. I got a little heavy handed on this first card, but after using the spritzer a few times it gets easier to learn how to control the splatters a little more.
It's still a random process, but you can achieve different looks depending on how close your spritzer is to your paper, how many spritzes you apply, and also how wet your marker is.
The sentiments on this second card are from Winne & Walter's The Big, the Bold, & the Happy stamp set.
I added some pearls to this card, and allowed the floral background and bold sentiment to take take center stage on this card.
Thanks so much for looking!