On a private facebook group, we had a challenge to use a stamp that had never seen ink before. This stamp was sitting there along with my new pad of distress ink - the February color of the month.
The stamp set is from Hero Arts. It has an outline stamp and then a stamp of the full image. I first stamped the outline. I colored the bloom with the distress ink. I then inked up the full image of the bloom and stamped it over the top of the colored bloom. This is how I got the depth of color. I had first practiced on a piece of paper so kinda knew what I wanted to do. I colored around the flower with a very light wash of a watercolor.
For the sentiment I inked up a piece of watercolor paper and let it dry. I then stamped the sentiment. The little dots are punched out of the remaining colored watercolor paper. I put glossy accents on top and have my homemade enamel dots.
I colored the thread with distress ink also so it matches perfectly.
I am entering this in the monthly Our Daily Bread Designs challenge on Stars and Stamps - Operation Write Home's card blog. The challenge is to have the focus on the sentiment.
I am also entering it in House of Cards monthly challenge to use enamel dots. Well mine are fake enamel dots - hopefully that counts.
Enjoy your evening - I am cleaning - ugh.