Thursday, June 28, 2007

{ Waiting on Mr. Brown }

I spent today stamping, while I waited for UPS to get here. I live in a condo complex where pretty much everyone works during the day so UPS never comes before 6pm. Frustrating when I know a delivery is coming. I've probably had 30 or so deliveries from UPS since I've lived here and only once did they come before 6pm... that was the one time I went out for 15 minutes. Yes, I came home and there was a tag on my door! So today, being anxious for a SU delivery I didn't dare leave the house. I stamped instead, so I'm not complaining. They finally showed up at 7:25pm, about two minutes after finishing my last card, so at least it was good timing. If they showed up before I finished I probably would have set the card aside and forgot about it being I wasn't really loving this card too much.

There really isn't much too this card. I stamped the flower first then masked it off and stamped all the doodles, which I then water colored. Actually I used rubbing alcohol, so alcohol colored! LOL. The ribbon was plain black organdy ribbon. I cut to a point on one end. I then held about three of the fibers in the middle tightly and pulled the edges slowly until it curled up to my liking. That's pretty much it. Let me know what you think.

Oh and this was for today's SCS challenge, using scallops.

Stamps: SU Pick A Petal, Lexicon of Love, Doodle This
Paper: SU Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla
Ink: SU Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi; Versafine Onyx Black
Embellishments: SU Hodgepodge Hardware, Ribbon
Other: SU Ticket Punch; Marvy Scallop Punches
Techniques: Water coloring (with Alcohol), Masking, Sponging, Rock & Roll


Angie said...

Absolutely Lovely! I just found your site and am in awe. You are very talented and am excited to start creating!

I have a question for you regarding the dollar clear stamps, I have tried to stamp with them and the ink doesn't seem to stick to the acrylic. Any tips to make them work? I love them and want to use but they aren't working for me..... THANKS!

Lindsi Dawn said...


Thanks so much for your nice comment!

From what I understand there are two different types of material that acrylic stamps are made of, Silicone/Vinyl and Photopolymer. Each kind of stamp will perform differently with different kinds of ink.

Photopolymer will normally work with any kind of ink. Where as the Silicone/Vinyl stamps don't generally work well with dye inks. Pigmented, chalk and solvent inks work much better.

I've heard you can use a regular pink eraser to prime the stamp before inking it up much like you would a rubber stamp you are having issues with. However I have not tried this yet.

I'm assuming the Studio G $1 stamps are Silicone/Vinyl stamps being that they don't adhere well to dye inks. My best advise would be to try a different type of ink.

Hope this helps! Good luck & happy stamping!


dd2njoy said...

Beautiful card!Love the colours!!

Anonymous said...

your $1 stamped cards are too cute! I need to play more with mine! and this card is cute! have a great weekend!

CreativeMoonBeam said...

Hi Lindsi-

I just found your blog this morning too. :) I love this card - even though you used such different stamps, all of the elements come together so wonderfully. Awesome card. You have such a fun stamping style.


Vicki said...

What a beautiful card!! Love how you've combined the sets!