Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Variations on a theme

The theme is Thank You cards. The stamp set is Growing Wild by Technique Tuesday. Oddly enough (for me), these cards will actually be mailed as acknowledgement and gratitude for birthdayversary gifts.

Merci Bouquet: Sentiment by Savvy Stamps

The grass was stamped using three different shades of Memento Green ink. The flowers were stamped with Dauber Duo inks. I don't know if these are still being made. They are very useful for inking portions of stamps. Fortunately, I still have a cache of them. So glad I'm a hoarder.

Thanks just doesn't seem like enough
: Sentiment from the Autumn Abundance set by Paper Trey Ink.

The grass was done the same way, but this time the flower portion of the stamp was colored with Pentel Watercolor pens direct to the stamp and then inked.

Thanks so much:
Sentiment by Paper Trey Ink

One of the main reasons I bought this set was because I loved the hummingbird. However, as a bird-brained bird-watcher, I needed the flower to reflect a food source for hummers. I found the flower stamp in a Technique Tuesday set that was retired. I call it "Little Flower" set because it's comprised of little flower heads, stems, and some leaves. So I inked the flower stems from the Growing Wild set and used the other flower. Everything on this one was inked with Memento inks with the exception of the hummer, which was inked with Adirondack Stream.

The blue paper for all cards is by Fancy Pants. The last card also uses papers by My Mind's Eye and Cosmo Cricket.

That's probably enough babble for now.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Lovely! Love the grass in different greens! And love the fun ways you inked the flowers! How neat!

  2. Is that cute little dragonfly part of the TT set? I am currently obsessed with all things dragonfly, and I love how you used it!