This is the palette for this weekends challenge - Love these colors, but I had such a small amount of purples in my stash
Here is the Sketch I used ( by the former Verve Company)
I used a favorite Magenta Stamp, # 14.069
A beautiful Dogwood border, that just stamps up so beautifully!
I used a little white pen to add some highlights
Here is a tip, When using rubber stamps you may notice that over time some of your rubber can get a hard feeling, this can be caused by a number of things, age, where it is stored and how it is cleaned.
Here is another fun Magenta stamp that I purchased at a tag sale
The rubber was very hard and slick. This little 1.00 hardware store item will bring back your stamps almost every time!
It is a foam sanding block! I have been using these for years! If the stamp is really bad and I have had to give it a deep sanding, I wipe the rubber with a little glycerin and let it sit over night and then wipe off with a damp towel. a bottle of glycerin can be found in your drug store for a few dollars.
To give my bright white a little color, I used my "purples" distress tool. I did not add any more ink, I just rubbed the sentiment until I had the desired amount of color!
I stamped a piece of scrap paper and then punched a little flower, and distressed again with the dry distress tool
and lastly, a favorite thing of mine to do:
Stamp the envelope!
I hope you find my little tips useful in your crafting arsenal!
Have a wonderful day!
Great tips, Ginny, thanks.
I just love the dogwood stamp- and your purples are very regal. The edged flower gives just the right pop for a beautiful card! Great tips : )
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