Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Chocolate Flower Squares

Hi everyone!  I'm back after a bit of a hiatus from stamping.  My puppy tore her ACL and had to have surgery, so I spent a couple weeks helping her get around during her recovery.  Then I was packing up stuff and I went to a stamping retreat which was a lot of fun.  Here is the aftermath......  LOL



Yes, my studio looks like this right now as I'm typing up this post.  I have a lot of unpacking to do, but I was able to whip up a sweet little chocolate flower card to share with you today.  This card is a cute little 3x3 notecard, and you can put together a set of these in less than 30 minutes.



I stamped the Peonies Squared from Art Neko's A281 sheet (Bold Nature Scenes) with some chocolate ink onto some vanilla cardstock.  I trimmed the stamped image out and glued it down onto a chocolate card.

It really helps to have a well-inked inkpad when inking up a solid stamp like this.  If you find that your images are coming out blotchy, try reinking your inkpad first.  You can also make sure you clean your stamp really well - sometimes there is a little residue left on the stamps from the manufacturing process.  Using a stamp positioning tool such as a MISTI is a big help when you need to re-stamp your image.

I'm going to get back to unpacking, so hopefully everything will be put away before my next Art Neko post.  Hee hee hee!  Have a great week!

2 comments:

Scrapper69 said...

Your card is so pretty! Lovely design!

Theresa
Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Angelnorth said...

The simple treatment looks great with this bold stamp! Hope you're keeping well :-)