Hey...where in the world have I been this week? Working on getting some new products for the store, that's where! Yippee! Seriously, trying to make decisions on what to purchase on any given week is tough 'cause this crafty girls wants it all! There's just so many fabulous things out there to try, right? This week I got to try a stamp set from Graphic 45.
Raise your hand if you've ever used stamps from G45. This was a first for me and I have to admit that I was initially skeptical. Don't get me wrong, Graphic 45 papers and staples are some of the best around, the quality is surberb (which is probably why I shouldn't have been skeptical about the stamps!) The stamps are made by Hampton Art and are unmounted red rubber stamps. The images are printed on the back, which I love, for ease of placement. The verdict? LOVE them! And the coordinating Bird Song and Nutcracker Sweet stamps include beautiful designs. If you've never used G45's stamps before, grab yourself a set this week and give them a try...you will not be disappointed!
For this card I used paper from A Ladies Diary, metal brads, and a glass button from one of Tim's collections. For the cherry blossom image I first colored directly on to the stamp with Distress Markers (this will be in stock shortly!) and then spritzed the stamp with water before stamping on to my paper. Great watercolor effect! Next I added the text (and I've since found out that I have the text upside down...sorry about that...) in Tuxedo Black. Then I assembled my card with my paper and embellishments.
That's it for today! Thanks for visiting and seriously, go grab one of these stamp sets, they rock!