Friday, March 7, 2008


I recently acquired the cute stamp set - Fun & Fast Notes

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Originally uploaded by carleycat11
I love this set! I think it's perfect for quick 'notes' to friends for birthdays, thank you, Christmas, you name it this set has a stamp for it.

Looking through my paper I noticed I had an abundance of pink paper (imagine that wink) so even though I would have liked to do this little bird with nice bright shades of blue, I chose pink and brown. It also goes well with the other stamp I plan to use for the centre image. I did 10 cards and did 5 of this cute little bird and plan to do 5 with the Lamb from Pun Fun. I ordered this set and it's been sent to me, but I've not received it yet. I'm hoping to get it today.

For the colouring I used my blender pen again and ink pads. This time, instead of of colouring directly on the image, I used my scrap paper more, by first drawing on it until I had gotten the right amount of ink on my pen then coloured it. I went with the less is more approach this time. For the areas I wanted highlighted/a bit darker I went over again. I actually wish I had the SU markers to do this with, since with the blender pen, it can start to 'fuzz' the paper if you go over one spot too much.

Originally uploaded by carleycat11

I would have liked to do some stamping on the light pink paper, but I do not own any background stamps (I like the Sand Paper one) or other ones I thought looked 'right'. Of course last night as I lay tossing and turning in bed, I thought "hey I could have used my cuttlebug and embossed it using Spots on Dots or Divine Swirls.

All images copyright Stampin' Up!. Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes. Paper: Brazill Basics - Dark Pink, light Pink, Brown, SU Very Vanilla. Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive. Other: American Crafts Elements Ribbon - Brown, Making Memories Brads - Pewter mini circles, Prima Flowers, blender pens

1 comment:

  1. i love the colour and the overall look of the card... good work, S...