Daily Archives: April 19, 2017
Hello my friends. It’s Wednesday and time to show you my latest card using stamps from I Brake For Stamps. My card for today features the very pretty Large Mums stamp – available here.
This is a perfect stamp for Mother’s day! The mums here are in the style of Fuji Mums which are so very pretty and come in a variety of colors. I chose my paper first (a tip I learned long ago and often forget!) and then matched copic colors to coordinate. The image was stamped on a pierced oval die cut with memento tuxedo black ink. The paper is a from a Michael’s 6 x 6 paper pad. I sponged some light blue on the side to add a little more interest.
Let’s talk about sponging…..I have many sponge daubers – both the large jumbo type and the small finger ones. But the sponge part tends to disintegrate over time and a few weeks ago I had to throw out a bunch of them. I’ve also used those round yellow regular sponges but really don’t like how they apply the ink. Then a friend told me about using latex make-up sponges instead – she bought them at her local dollar store. I picked up a bunch and love them. Because they are latex they hold up very well and really do a nice job of applying the ink to paper. Here is a look at the ones I got. And they were much cheaper then the daubers. So – that’s my tip for today!!
I hope you like what you see here today. Head on over to the IBFS store where you can find this and many other stamps. Use code SAVE10NANCY and save 10% on your order.
Thanks for stopping by today!