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.

versamagic hero arts flamingo cu

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





Mother’s Day is everyday

Cards, Die cuts, stamping

I made another card for Altenew’s Celebrating Parent Card Drive. I think its really great that they are sending cards to seniors who are in nursing homes or shelters so they can feel loved, celebrated, and honoured too. I hope my cards get to them in time cause I don’t know why, I thought Mother’s Day this year was on the 25th of May…which is actually Father’s Day here in Germany! Its hard to keep track when you’re a multinational family who’s lived in a few countries. Mother’s Day in Spain is today 7th May, its May 14th in Germany & Singapore, May 28th in France… so lets say Mother’s Day is everyday and our kids should spoil us all the time, who agrees? 😆

altrenew hennah elements

I wanted multi coloured flowers as I wanted to join in AAA Card challenge again and the theme is Bright and Beautiful. To get it so colourful, I first covered a whole page using a flower stamp and Versamagic dew drop inks to give it a chalky looking finish.  I used Garden Treasure set, but you can use any flower stamp to cover a page, just make sure to overlap and cover the whole paper with colour!

altenew hennah elements cu

I then stamped the flowers and leaves from Altewnew Hennah Elements set and used the coordinating dies to die cut them and arranged them on the card. The sentiment comes from CASual Fridays Stamps and inside I will stamp Happy Mother’s Day.

So a quick post for a relatively quick and easy card but I hope you enjoyed looking at it as much as I did making it.

Thanks for stopping by!


I’m also playing at:

work it wednesday Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday – April brings May flowers

ssswchallengeSimon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – A hint of Pink

the flower challengeThe Flower Challenge – I CASED Cara’s beautiful card here