Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Well the holidays are over, my company returned home, and I have all my Christmas decorations put away and even stored away all my Christmas stamps and dies. It is time to start thinking about Valentine's Day and Spring. As you know, I love to work with the LaBlanche stamps because they are so easy to color, and they really create a gorgeous image when completed because they have so much detail in them. Today I designed a card using the LaBlanche "Two Sparrows" (1235) stamp. The image was stamped on the LaBlanche Specialty card stock with Ranger Archival Ink. It was colored using my Distress Ink Pads and Nibs. When using the Distress Inks you can blend the colors together so easily to get just the coloring/shading you want. After the image was colored, I used the Tim Holtz Blending Tool and sponged blue in the background. For the black background, I using the Marianne Designs (DS0912) embossing folder. The stamped image was placed over the upper portion of embossed design so only the lower portion of it is showing. My background is a piece of textured card stock. To frame the image, I die cut four of the Cheery Lynn "Lace Light Deco Borders" (B133) and placed one down each side of the embossed panel and pieced the others on top and below the stamped imaged. A black silk bow and a few large black Dew Drops were added to complete this card.
Joan's Gardens has a large selection of these beautiful LaBlanche stamps. As you know, all the products I use can be purchased from Joan.
Be sure to check out the Wild Wednesday Sale Joan will be posting the next few Wednesdays. This will be a great time to stock up on products you have been wanting at a greatly reduced price.