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We're making it easy this month, simply make something using your favorite stamps! You may use any brand of stamps just be sure to remember that hand stamping does need to be the focal point of your creation.
I have so many favorite stamps, in fact I can say that most of my Penny Black stamps are favorites and it's really hard to choose, so I decided to go with my first Penny Black stamp, the one that made me fall in love with the Penny Black company - Poppy Fields. I paired the cutie with another Penny Black stamp - Dainty Whispers, which is a newer addition, and then a sentiment from the Penny Black set Friendship which I do use fairly often.
After stamping the image using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink on Bristol Vellum paper and heat embossed, I colored the image using Copic markers. Then I did a watercolor wash on the background using diluted distress inks from the ink pads (regular not oxides) and a watercolor brush.When the card was completely dry, I stamped Dainty Whispers using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and heat embossed, then added the gingham bow (options). I found this pinkish -red piece of pattern paper in my box of scraps and thought the color was a great match to the poppies and I added it behind the sentiment panel. Adhered to a white card base to finish if off.
I'm linking up with these challenges:
Crafty Calendar - Flowers // Just Add Ink - Just Add "F" (Flowers) // Art Impressions Stamp Challenge - Animals and Nature // Aud Sentiments Challenge - Flowers // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Use PB stamps