Sunday, May 08, 2011

Tarheel Stamper - Blue Bird for Mom

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I made a card with the Blossom Petals Punch to give my mom for Mother's Day.  She ended up going to my sister's house out of town.  I was going to hand deliver the flower card, so I made another one for her I could mail. 

All the products I used are Stampin' Up! Stamp set is clear mount Nature Walk.  I love coloring with reinkers on a plastic lid picked up with the aqua brush.  One tip I have is to wet the area you want to color first with plain water and then paint.  The wet paper takes the ink so much better.  Let that area dry before painting adjacent areas. I use Stampin' Up!'s watercolor paper.  The image is stamped in Black Stazon ink.  It does not smear or run since it is not water based dye ink.

The bookmark sentiment is stamped in Basic Brown and immediately heat embossed in clear embossing powder. I watercolored the rest of the images with reinkers after stamping them in Basic Brown.  Remember to let the brown ink dry a little while.  After watercoloring dried, I used the Versamarker on the images and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  This added a nice shiny touch.  The cardstock is glossy white and the Big Shot Die is Two Tags. 

I hope all you mothers out there have a wonderul Mother's Day!  I am so blessed to be the mom of three sons.  Thank you Lord for the joy they have given me over the years and continue now.

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Happy Mother's Day!

Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper


Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Both of these are gorgeous Tammy! Reminded me I have the retired text set too. Gotta dig it out!

What a wonderful use of the Two Tags die!

Thanks for sharing. This is going in my CASE file for sure.

Carolyn Sharkas said...

wow! Love this one, too!

You are such a great artist!

thanks for sharing.