I decided to break out some of those stamps collecting dust because I seem to really have favorites. It's not that I don't like all my stamps,,,, it's just,,,,, well,,,,, some just seem to get out of the package more than others! Some are invited to almost every occasion, while others wait in the drawers for a special invitation. Ok, for lack of a better term, let's call them the 'shy stamps'!
If there are any psychologists out there who feel they should address my need to personify my stamps, please go ahead and do so now. If not, I'll move on to the card! ;)
I started with White Daisy cardstock. I went to the stamp drawers and challenged myself to pull as many unused ones as possible and leave the fav's behind! I was looking for circles and flowers. Here's how it played out---
CTMH: Balloon Talk (used new stamp)
A Flowering Bunch (nothing new)
Kudos (used new stamp & repeats)
Remarkable Wreath (used a new stamp)
You Are My Happy (1 new, 1 repeat)
Whooo's your Valentine (new and repeat)
Unicorn Dreams (repeat)
I went into CCR and cut an Artbooking background out of Dura-Lar. This made a stencil for my first layer of ink. Then, I actually inked up the stencil and pressed it around different places. Then I stamped, stamped and stamped some more. Finally, some of those stamps were out playing!
I used the sentiment from Balloon Talk and cut the matching "bubble" from Artiste. I embellished with CTMH Ribbon (long retired!) and a flower made from CTMH Baker's Twine topped with an Opaque Gem from the Licorice collection (also retired).
In all seriousness, I really had fun with this card! I've been working on a larger piece (soon to be revealed), and it was fun to make a card in an afternoon! Who wouldn't have fun with these colors?
All CTMH from KatiesCorner. Remember, time is dwindling to get your hands on any of the current CTMH papers!