But in the mean time I'm cooking and stamping and walking Luke through the snow!
Today I've mailed of a card swap to OSA this one is a 4/4 and the Theme is 'Year of the Horse'
These cards took two tries. I started with a Magenta stamp that I love:
This stamp is a pain to use, like so many magenta stamps, I have however come up with an ink and paper combination that works pretty well, The mess you see to the right of the stamp is an ink spray spill, what a disaster! I use an old ranger solvent ink (called 213) and a specialty photo offset paper. This combo works great especially when your refill ink bottle doesn't rain ink everywhere except on the pad!
Next getting a good impression, another challenge with these jumbo Magenta stamps!
I worked with these images to come up with something and no matter what I did I didn't like it for this swap!
I know, bad photo but these images weren't going anywhere.
So I started over again
This Time it worked right from the start with out any ink explosions!!
This is a digital image I worked up and printed on watercolor paper
A background design from Shery K Designs, I did the coloring
For the finished card I added silk turquoise thread with silver thread, hand stamped Kanji - Peace, Love and hope - I named the three horses!
The purple background is for
the swap hostess.
The first set of card I worked on for about 4 hours, the second set took and hour and were very enjoyable to make!
Thanks for stopping by and if you like snow visit, come and visit me!!