I Brake For….Large Mums!

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!

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