I Made a Stamped Card – Yeah Me!

I’m not a card maker or stamper. That being said – once in a long while inspiration will grab me by the hair and I buy one of the newest, artiest stamps.

My friends Jenny ( and Miriam’s( cards are inspirational – but sometimes it still doesn’t help. I have to admit – I don’t make many cards and the cards I do make usually don’t make it in the mail. You may understand my dilemma when you see my card.

My sister has lost 25 pounds – all on her own. This card is for her.

I was visiting with Jenny at Impressive Ideas and saw the beautiful new stamps from LaBlanche. I chose the Marigold (3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″) because it reminded me of a ballerina tutu (are you starting to see my problem?).

A ballerina card wouldn’t be appropriate in this situation. It was a celebration for cripes sake – a shout it from the roof top kinda celebration. So I took out my favorite – make me smile every time stamp – from viva las vegastamps and combined the two.

Her hair (Marigold) is colored using gamsol, Prismacolor Pencils and Copic markers, cut out and turned upside down. Her head was highlighted with pastels, cut out and inserted in a slit in the flower. I added black ribbon and pearls and shaded the card with my new favorite ranger distress ink, Wild Honey.

LOL – It’s funnier in person.

This is what my table looked when it was all said and done….

I’m going back to sculpting.