Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Neglected Stamps, Part II


Hi, everyone! Yesterday I pulled out an under-used stamp set, Simply Said, for my Color Challenge card. That got me to thinking: I have so many sets, papers and tools that I don't use -- they get pushed to the side when the latest and greatest set, paper or tool comes along. So, I've decided to make this week a Neglected Items Week! When I saw today's Sketch Challenge, this set was the first to come to mind. Heartfelt Thanks was THE set to have a year or so ago, and there were samples all over the place... now I hardly ever see it. It is truly one of my favorite sets, and it deserves a little more love than I've been giving it! Here it is, combined with Le Jardin paper (another neglected item) -- I was pleased to see that it coordinates very well with the Pretty Petals background stamp!

On the center panel, I stamped the flower image twice in Versamark, then I did Poppin' Pastels over it. I used my finger to apply Stampin' Pastels directly to the Versamark. I then added the sentiment and sponged around the edge. For the flower in the circle, I stamped the image in Always Artichoke then watercolored with an Aquapainter and inks (So Saffron and Bashful Blue). I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the center. I pierced down the side of the vertical panel, then I added ribbon and brads. The center panel and circle are mounted on Dimensionals.

Here's my challenge to you -- dust off those unused supplies and get stamping! You just might fall in love all over again! :) Thanks for visiting -- have a great day!

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Pretty Petals Ink: Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Versamark Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla Paper: Le Jardin dsp Other: Stampin' Pastels, Aquapainter, DD glitter, Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon, paper piercer and mat pack, Soft Subtles brads, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, Stampin' Dimensionals

14 comments:

Melissa said...

SO lovely!!

Susie said...

Very sweet and beautiful. Heartfelt Thanks is one of my all-time favs.

Alexandra said...

Very pretty, love the softness of this card! I need to do this too - I have waaay to much that gets neglected! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Basement Stamper said...

Love, Love, Love this card! I love the paper you used and this stamp set needs to be dusted off in my closet too although I did use it for the first time in a long time a few weeks ago.

Marja Sch said...

What a lovely card and beautiful colours. Hugs Marja

Sue said...

Just found your Blog - and so glad I did - you create beauty!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

what a beautiful card

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! I have this set and it's been long neglected! Thanks for the inspiration!

Alyssa said...

This card is beautiful! I completely agree - Heartfelt Thanks is one of my all time faves that doesn't receive enough love! Thanks for dusting it off! :)

Tracy Dietrich said...

What a great idea - I"m inspired thank you!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful card Christina!

OK I'm up for a challenge...I've got tons of old stamps that may or may not be retired...but they need LOVE!

Today I'm pulling out a set or two!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Carolyn King said...

what a gorgeous card--love those soft colors...what a great idea about the neglected products...i have to do that more!

Jen Moneagle said...

How funny that this is your topic today.......I pulled out Artfully Asian the other day for the same reason........

I also love Heartfelt Thanks - and your card is beautiful!

Jennie Skaggs said...

WOW...this is gorgeous...I am glad you decided to use the set again. Jennie