Monday, January 17

You're a star

Hi friends!

Are you a stamp collector? You see them, fall in love with them and tell yourself you have them so you buy them only to have them sit for month waiting to get inky...can you see me waving my hand? lol! I won't even begin to tell you how many of them I have! *wink*

This adorable image has been yelling at me from my baskets of stamps for quite some time so it was finally time that I got her inky!!
This little darling is from The Greeting Farm Oliver and Amelia stamp collection called Happy Day.
Amelia was colored with copics - V12, V15, V17 - stripes, boots, bow/BG11, BG13, BG15 - stripes, skirt, bow/YG000, YG00, YG23 - necklace, earrings, stars/E000, E00, R11 - skin/C8, C7, C6, C7 - belt/C9, C8, C7, C6, C5, C4 - hair.
She was cut out using Spell binders rectangle nestibilities and the purple border between the image and the matting was made using My Favorite Things Die-namice Star Border die.
The pattern papers are Basic Greys Kioshi and Black Markets Lucky n Love. The cardstock is SU.
The prima is sitting on top of a layer of stars that I cut out using the Spellbinders Stars dies. The prima started out white which I did not want so I watercolored it using SU perfect plum ink. I added a paper doily behind the star and image. I found a good deal on doilies at Hobby Lobby in the Baking section. I got 36 of them for less than $3.00! I also found the lace I used on the card there too.
I added a bit of sparkle to her bow, stars on her boots, earrings and necklace then using my clear glaze pen to make them shiny!

I hope my card today inspires you to dig out some of your older stamps and give them some love!



Patti J said...

Whew...I thought I was the only one that ordered and couldn't find time to 'inky up' stamps! lol... Adorable card! That image really is too stinkin' cute! Glad you pulled her out of your basket and shared her with us! Hugs...!

Becky said...

This is fabulous! Love the layout and your coloring is fabulous.

Gina said...

Wow this is great! Love that star border, I haven't seen that before and it is perfect here. Great colors too!