Sunday, March 14, 2010

New stamps

New stamps are always fun and particuliarly exciting when they are RAKs for playing challenges. I recently posted many cards I created for the 2 peas Winterfest challenges.

My friend Daria hosted two Winterfest challenges and kindly sent all the participants a RAK. This beautiful Gloxinia stamp set by Innovative Stamp Creations arrived Friday. I wasted no time in getting it inky! However, the stamp did create a wee challenge for determining the best coloring technique. This faux watercolor technique is my favorite result so far. I used white shimmer watercolor by Yasutoma to add the white accents. The background is glimmer mist. The small leaf in front is Fred Mullett's Italian Parsley stamp. Thanks Daria for the added fun!

If you enjoy Ranger Products as much as I do, I hope you make a regular stop at Roni's blog-Ink Stains. She is oh so creative! This week she posted a wonderful tutorial on making bottle cap charms. She loves sharing techniques and getting inky too!
This week she also posted a sketch challenge so I gave it a try with stamps from Inkadinkado. The bottom half of the card in paper from Basic Grey the rest is sprayed with glimmer mist. I used green embossing tinsel on all the images.
Thanks for dropping by!


  1. Jan, your gloxinia card turned out beautifully! I knew that image was going to be a challenge, and I love how you met it. I'm going to be looking for some of that white shimmer paint you mentioned.

    I like your sketch card too, and I'll check out the blog you linked.
    Thank you.


  2. Beautiful Gloxinia card. The shimmer paint creates a gorgeous affect.

  3. Love how your card turned out!! It's beautiful ~ I love to see what people create using those sketches!!

  4. oh, these are so soft and fresh! I love the little details--they really make the cards special!

  5. Oh my goodness, these are both gorgeous. I especially love the dreamy effect you got with the gloxina and those little pearls are the perfect accent. Love Roni's blog :)

  6. What beautiful cards! I just love the lovely shades of pink in your first card - and I'll be sure to go visit Roni's blog too! :)


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