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Monday, 10 February 2014

diamonds and we love stamping

I bought this stamp a couple of months ago and had been wanting to use it. It is a just-rite stamp and i think it is called french rose. Finally i received the spectrum noir blending pencils and thought that this stamp would be perfect to try them out. Hubby got them for me as a Valentine's pressie (which for once is very useful), and he let me have them as soon as he got them.

 So I stamped it with potting soil archival ink on ivory card. I stamped it a few times as i wanted to decoupage some of the roses. i inked around first layer with distress ink to antique the paper a bit more.

 I used several pinks and 3 purples and 3 greens to colour in the flowers and leaves. I must say i was impressed with the pencils. they are very soft.

So I cut various layers and built up flowers and finally added glossy accents to mimic dew drops. I matted on brown and then on ivory which I pierced all around. I monted it on a5 ivory base card.

I stamped happy birthday in potting soil archival and heat embossed in clear. I added some chocolate cosmic shimmer pva dots around 2 corners and finished it off with a twine bow.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Simon says stamp monday challenge - we love stamps
Sunday stamper - diamonds my interpretation is that the dew drops look like iamonds when they glisten in the sun.


  1. This is gorgeous Theresa loving how you done the flowers xx

  2. Love it Now I want the french rose stamp too.....Beautiful Card Theresa xxxxx

    1. It's a lovely stamp Bernie. Check on Sam poole's creative studio as she might have it reduced xx

  3. Gorgeous card and I love that stamp muchly... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday STamper x

  4. Stunning card! Love the stamp! It's so pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra