Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sunday Stamping With Shirley

Hello Everyone!

Has a week gone by already?! I have had a busy week stamping. I can't wait to post a few more of my cards in the next few days. But even better was a trip down with Betty Scott(Joe Rotella's sister) to actually see Verses Rubber Stamps warehouse and meet Kat in person! I have to say it was GREAT!!! Let me tell you I have a new appreciation for the work that goes into the stamps I receive when I order from them. The warehouse is very clean and so organized! Even though Kat has a very busy schedule she was able to fit Betty and I in for a little tour and lunch with us. It was a great trip. We also stopped by a new rubber stamp store. You'll have to wait till my next post to here all about it along with a card I made with a stamp I bought there.

Today I would like to share another card made with stamps from This is such a versatile stamp. On my last post I talked about using an oldie but goodie stamping technique. It's called "Omit Stamping".  I'm sure many of you know it's when you only ink up part of the stamp and use it. When I saw this stamp I knew immediately I could use it with this technique. As you can see this stamp has a great Happy Birthday Font. Perfect alone or with the sentiment.

On the first card.I went for bright vibrant colors in shades of orange, turquoise, and red. I stamped a few of the words in those colors and popped them up and used matching papers and buttons to tie it all together. I needed white dots on the paper but sometimes you just have to improvise. So, I colored the pink dots with a white gel pen. It made all the difference.

On the second card I used the omit stamping technique and used a black marker to ink up just the "Happy Birthday" portion of the stamp. Isn't it a great font! I love the look of it. I think it works well with the cute image from Penny Black Stamps and the chicken wire background stamp from Stampin up.

So without further ado...two cards made with the same stamp. Let me know what you think of using just part of this stamp. Next Sunday I will draw from your comments for a very fun blog candy give-a-way! Good luck all!

Take care all and have a wonderful week filled with time to be creative but most of all time to stamp!

Till my next post...