I have the new Lizzie Anne Designs April Mix in my inky hands and some samples to share, but first I have to announce the winner of the Molly Stamps blog candy...
Congratulations, Anthonette! I'll be emailing you in a bit to get your address! I still have a bunch more Molly Stamps, so shall we do another give-away? Be sure to check back tomorrow for another give-away.
ok, onto the new stamps! April's Monthly Mix is called Its Good to Be Queen. Its filled with flowers, tiaras, a darling bicycle, sheet music (squeal!) mom sentiments and even polka dots....lots of good stuff for making mothers day card. I have been wanting a sheet music stamp for awhile now, so that was the first one I inked up when they arrived. I stamped the image multiple times. The sentiment was stamped on an old 7Gypsies label.
I had a request for the link to the rose tutorial I posted awhile back, so here it is... LOLLYCHOPS. You gotta check out her blog while you're there...lots of eye candy!
I cut these flowers from a handmade like paper. Can't really say it was handmade because it came from Joann Fabrics awhile ago, but it has a soft textured quality that is just perfect for making these roses. I cut the flowers, rolled them, glued them and then proceeded to roll the edges down. I stuck them straight down in a Versamark ink pad and sprinkled crystal EP on them. I hand cut the leaves and drew the veins in with a stylus.
This next card uses one of the solid flower stamps as a background. The sentiment is a fuzzy Making Memories sticker. To create the cardbase I simply cut two scallop circles from black cardstock, horizontally scored one an inch down and adhered the other to it.