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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Daily Special - Featured Stamp 2

Today's Daily Special is "Featured Stamp" and I chose two House Mouse stamps. I have a bunch of House Mouse rubber stamps but I chose these two randomly. For those of you who are a fan of House Mouse Designs, you know that the quality of the images are superb. For those of you who have never seen or used rubber stamps with the House Mouse design, it's very easy to create cute cards using these stamps. The only drawback, I feel, is the detailed image requires detailed coloring and if coloring is not your forte', using these stamps may be a pain.

I, typically, stamp the image on glossy card stock and color in the images with pastels and markers. I'm not a big fan of watercoloring primarily because it warps the cardstock unless I use watercolor paper which by the way is expensive. It's difficult to use regular cardstock without having it warp. I have cards that I made a while back and today, the cardstock that I used to stamp the images and colored with watercolor are so warped, I hate it. They seem to worsen with time.

Specifics on the card above:

Rubber stamp: Stampabilities House Mouse Lavender Dreams, Anna Griffin sentiment stamp
Ink: Stazon jet black, Stampin' Up Lavender Lace marker, Stampin Up pastels, Stampin Up Old Olive Classic ink with blender pen
Paper: Eggplant, Stampin Up Green Galore, DCWV scrapbook paper
Accessories: Making Memories pastel eyelets (lavender), Making Memories ribbon, Foam Tape
I'm not particularly loving this color combo but the cardstocks were lying around near my desk so I decided to use them.

Rubber stamp: Stampabilities House Mouse Love in a Teacup, Stampin' Up hearts, Anna Griffin sentiment stamps
Ink: Stazon jet black, Marvy pink and light green markers, Stampin Up pastels, Stampin Up Old Olive Classic Ink with blender pen, Stampin Up Positively Pink
Paper: Burgundy, pink, green
Accessories: Gingham ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing folder, foam tape


Mrs Adept said...

Gorgeous cards~!! I love how you attached the ribbon too. Great idea.

Mrs Adept said...

Oh I so know what you mean about the watercoloring. One definitely needs proper watercolouring paper for that.

My latest coloring thing is prismacolors and gamsol. That is working a treat. I really like it too.

Michelle said...

Oh, I adore House mouse! Great cards!