Monday, January 5, 2009

Hydrangea Bittybloom....Isn't she just the sweetest thing?

I LOVE this little Hydrangea Bittybloom!! In the past I have had a hard time purchasing any other stamps than Close to my Heart. I always felt that if I was going to purchase stamps, I might as well purchase ones that I can use for my business. WELL that idea has been completely thrown out the window! There are just too many cute stamps out there for me not to buy. After oohing and aahing over the darling stamps at for quite some time, I finally broke down and bought 8 stamps. Hydrangea Bittybloom was one of them and after playing with her I will be placing another order for more of the Bittyblooms!!

For my card I used paper from the new Spring Idea Book called That's Amore. If you would like to see all of the papers and colors in this pack just click on the Spring Idea book on my sideline. I have to admit this was my least favorite paper pack in the Spring Idea book. But as always, once I get the papers in my hands and play around with them I always end up loving them.

I inked the image in black Staz On and then again in VersaMark and stamped onto Vanilla Cream CS and embossed the image with clear embossing powder. This way it was so much easier to color in each individual flower without the marker bleeding into the next flower. I stamped and embossed the image 2 times, cut out the skirt and leaves from one image and popdotted them on the first image for dimension.

Supplies used for card:
Stamp: Hydrangea Bittybloom
Paper: CTMH My Reflections That's Amore paper pack
Ink: Chocolate, Blush, Baby Pink, Sweet Leaf and Garden Green
Embellishments: CTMH Blush Ribbon Slide, Colonial White ribbon, paper flowers from Chocolate Mini-Medley and sponged in Blush, Sparkles bought from Archiver's.
Other supplies used: Clear embossing powder, Black Staz on, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and Oval Nestabilities

Hope you have found a little inspiration today!

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JHET said...

Hi! You make such nice and cute cards! I like them ;)

Have a blessed day!

Lori said...

She is just beautiful. Love how you embossed her. I used to think like you did about only buying CTMH. I finally caved in too. LOL. There are soooooo many cute stamps out there. Love the paper and the little buckle. Great job.