So, I found a new stamp company on Instagram – you can follow them @pawsomestamps – they are based out of Florida ☀️ and they have some darling cute stamps!! I couldn’t resist the cactus set & the sea set, plus a bag of sequins in mixed colors! Very pretty sequins!
I got the order the other day (fast shipping! Even included a little note!) I am super busy with my digital art, but I had to try the stamps, naturally. So I used my Karin Markers to color a couple cactus stamps, added some white gel pen, and then stamped on the little faces! (Yes they come with mix & match cute faces!!) Super adorable!
Prickly Friend Stamp Set – Pawsome Stamps
Striped Background Stamp – Altenew
Enamel Dots – Altenew
White card stock (vertical fold)
Pattern card stock
Brother Scan & Cut
It never seems like a lot of materials until I write it all down! And I’m probably forgetting something! But the point is the new stamps by Pawsome Stamps 🐾 they are super cute and they stamp very well. High quality stamps. The sequins are also very nice colors and though I did not use them on this card I did use them on another!
I cut the scallop circle 3 times and on the third time I had the Brother Scan & Cut draw the faux stitching for me – you could do this part yourself with a black liner pen of course. I then stacked the circles and adhered them all together.
I have a thing for doing half a card in a decorative card stock and the other side with a background stamp… I know I tend to go this direction often and use washi tape or faux stitching to blend the two sides together. I just like the look of it! I tried to give this one a “southwestern” style but I’m not sure if that worked!
Anyway – the card is below, I think these stamps are indeed “pawsome” and I will definitely be watching their new releases!
Thanks for looking ya’ll and have a great rest of your week! ❤️
Today I had some work to do for my 3D shop (at Renderosity link in the menu) but afterwards I spent the afternoon FINALLY cleaning out my closet – wow – what a job that was. Honestly I just wanted to be at my art desk…but…I also wanted a clean bedroom closet! And it’s done! YAY!
I did have time to get a little crafty – que the Beastie Boys “She’s Crafty” – and I was able to finish painting this lovely succulent stamp from Altenew with the Karin Markers – which are amazing to work with! So JUICY! I just love them! Now onto the supplies…
Inked Flora Stamp Set – Altenew
Distressed Oxide Ink
White Card Stock (vertical fold)
Rose Gold Polka Dot Card Stock
Leafy Background Stamp
Recycled Pink Ribbon
White Gel Pen
Sentiment by Altenew
The stamps by Altenew are of the top highest quality. I have to say, I have a lot of “off brand” and cheaper stamps – they can be fussy to work with. But the stamps by Altenew are amazing.
I colored the succulent with the Karin Markers using mostly just 1 color with a touch of aqua as well. I added detail back in with a micron pen & also added some white highlights. I cut the stamp out using the Brother Scan & Cut.
I then fiddled with the background and got a bit frustrated with the ribbon – ribbon frays 🙈 oh no! What to do? Tuck it under! So I ended up cutting a new card base & mounting the entire project onto the new base with foam tape. I absolutely hate to toss a project and waste materials, so I always always try to salvage it when at all possible.
I set the succulent off center for more interest, and used the pink ribbon to hide the seam. I had to keep the background a bit simple so I only just barely stamped the leaves, giving it a muted grungy look, which is offset by the pretty foil rose gold polka dots paper on the left.
Lastly I mounted the sentiment & 3 matching sparkly sequins in different hues.
I got a little bit frustrated with that pink ribbon but I made it work in the end.
Don’t you agree that life is better with friends? I love this little sentiment and tend to gravitate towards it when searching through my supplies!
I have to work tomorrow for my shop but I’ll try to find some “Crafty Time!” Take care and god bless!