Monday, January 9, 2012

It's New! {sort of}

It's the first challenge of the year at Heart 2 Heart Challenges! Yeah, I'm so excited!
My very first challenge as a Design Team Member was to show some love to a new stamp or one that has not been inked yet!

I was showing lots of love to this not-so-new stamp called Paper Lantern {C1458}. You will see it in the new Spring Idea Book on page 90. I also thought I could get a head start on my Valentine cards. As you can see by this picture, I had used some of the images on this stamp, but did not ink that cute heart lantern yet!

Here is a great tip I learned from some other consultants. When you get a fresh new stamp, it's shiny and slick and does not bond well with the ink at first. The solution is to rub the stamp on your skin picking up oils and creating a film on your new stamp. Now it will adhere to ink much better. I also try stamping a few times in a light or neutral color like bamboo or blush to avoid too much discoloration.

Here is a closer look at each card as they are all unique and different from one another.

The inside of the card uses sentiments from A Little Everything {D1408} and the "love" on the outside of the card is from one of the stamps in the Art Philosophy Kit.

Card base: White daisy die-cut cards {Z1473}

Colors: blush, tulip, sky, kraft, chocolate

Papers: jingle, animal cookies

Twine is not CTMH, but we have new twine in the Spring 2012 book! woo hoo!

Please visit the Heart 2 Heart blog to see the other talented Design Team artwork and play along with us! Thanks for stopping by!


Joelle H. said...

Nice cards, Amy! I'm looking forward to getting some baker's twine.

Allisa said...

Great card set, love the colors!

Paige Dolecki said...

Amy - Such a great card set! Love the colors and that cute lantern!


EmileeAnn said...

Adorable! Love the lanterns for Valentine's Day. :-)

Carla said...

Super adorable Amy!!!!!!!!! Love the color combos as well! TFS!

Mary said...

Really cute use of the paper lanterns set...I like the variety of designs you created also. Excellent post - welcome again to the team!

Haley D. said...

What a sweet set of Valentine cards!

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

Very perky and happy cards. Makes me want to have it summer again!