Just Stamping around

Cards, stamping, Versa Magic ink

I just realised that I don’t do much simple stamping on my cards. Meaning I mainly colour my stamps with colour pencils, watercolours, marker pens, alcohol inks… so today I decided to make a card just by stamping inks onto it!

versamagic hero arts flamingo

I used Tsukineko’s Versa Magic dew drop inks to stamp my black card as these pigment inks show so well on dark card stock. They give a beautiful chalky finish to my Hero Art stamps. As I only have 4 of their colours (for the moment), to create more nuances on afew of my petals, using my Misti, I first stamped my flower with Pixie Dust (don’t you love the name of this pink ink!), then stamped a darker pink, Momento’s Rose Bud over it.

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I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts with Versamark transparent ink and heat embossed it with Wow embossing powder. To finish, I added pearl dots with my pearl pens, let it dry and then carded it onto a lilac card base.

Well I hope you liked my simple stamped card and your comments really make my day! Thanks for stopping by.


I’m sharing this over at:

ssswchallenge Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – Thinking of you

crafting with friends Crafting with Friends – Anything Goes

Simply create tooSimply Create Too – Favourite colour combo

a blog named hero.jpgA Blog named Hero – Calling all critters





Crafty friend in need

Cards, stamping

Just a quick post today to share a card I made for a fellow crafter in Blogland who lost all her crafting supplies (and everything else) when her house burnt down! Objects-wise, after the photos of my kids pre-Cloud period, losing all my craft supplies would upset me the most I think. So I hope this card and some supplies I’ll be sending her will bring her some joy.

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I made this card as soon as I saw Jennifer McGuire’s latest post over at the Altenew Release blog hop. I have perfect pearls but never really knew how to use them properly as they get my card so messy! Although there is a slight halo around the flamingo on my card, if you follow her instructions, its not that messy after all. I will be doing this more often as the shine is incredible, and it allows me to do stamping on darker coloured cards. The stamps and card come from Hero Arts.

hero arts flamingo

Before I go, here’s another pic of Day 2 of my drawing lessons. I learnt about values, contrast, space and perspective. He makes us practise drawing a lot, which is good, but doesn’t really explain why we have to put a shading on an object to make something round or flat or…he probably wants us to get comfortable drawing before getting muddled with theory? We’ll see…

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My apple and eggs look weird I know but this time it was copying his image, so not as easy as copying his every move!

Thanks for stopping by and I really appreciate your comments! By the way I just opened a Facebook account for all my crafty creations, so please follow me there if you are more a Facebook person!


I’m adding my card in:

Addicted to CASaddicted to CAS Seaside, cause you can find flamingoes beside the sea too!

Addicted to Stampsaddicted to stampsClean and Simple

Parus’s cardmaking challengeParuI only used salmon, pink and pearl to make this card.

ModSquad – Plant Kindness. I just went with kindness

The Crafty Addicts – Anything CAS goes