June 17, 2007

Thank You


Well, I'm breathing a sigh of relief now that the Father's Day and male birthday cards are done. Expect to see a lot of pink and flowers this week! It's so hard to make masculine cards -- well, maybe it's not that it's hard. It's just more fun to make feminine cards.


I've been seeing cards using some new stamps from StampinUp. The petal one (can't recall what it's called) in particular got me to thinking. Surely I didn't need a whole set of stamps just to make a flower, petal by petal. Then I remembered this Christian fish stamp I had from Art Impressions. Perfect!


I picked out some beautiful paper by Christine Adolph and stamped my fish in Brilliance's Crimson Copper ink. I cut out the fish, cutting off the tail, and I had a petal. I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out, and it put a much unused stamp to work.


The sentiment is by PaperTrey, Inc. This is the first set I have bought of theirs, just got it last week. I really resisted these stamps for a long time, but then just decided I had to have their sentiments set. I really have to admit, they are great acrylic stamps. Quality in every way.

11 comments:

joanne wardle said...

That's so clever! and girlie!

Joyfulheartart said...

WOW!! You are a genius! I was just looking at my floral Christian fish thinking I have to be able to do something prety with that. I was so busy that I didn't give it another thought. I may have to try this before I pack up my stamps! Look at the bottom left corner of this full sheet. from Eureka Stamps. http://www.eurekastamps.com/cart/product.php?productid=1518&cat=98&page=1

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

This is truly beautiful!
Did you know that Christine Adolph has a lovely blog - she is a christian too.
I love the creative side to this card with that stamp - wonderful!

Anonymous said...

great use of an unusual stamp - Katherine

marciad said...

That is beautiful and so creative. I must get Petal set from SU to catch up to the large flowers you all are doing so well.

Linda McClain said...

Wow, I love the colors against the black and white background. Beautiful. Linda

sharon said...

What a great idea, I'm off to look at my stamps now!

Trish D said...

That's a great idea!!

(And on a side note, the PT stamps really are great! I had read somewhere that they are polycrylic, whereas most others on the market are vinyl. I don't know if that's precisely correct, but I do know that I get a wonderful impression with them!)

Gillian Hamilton said...

My word.... that is so clever using the fish stamp for petals....and such a pretty card too..

RAE said...

What a great idea...using that fish stamp...great card!

krazykatlady-Lorraine said...

You are so creative. Isn't it great to be able to use one stamp for a completely different purpose. Beautiful card; love the flower; great idea, love the colors.
Lorraine