Friday, May 29, 2015

Soft Pool and News

Today's card made me very happy that I bought Soft Pool ink from Hero Arts.

*happy little sigh*

The dandelion stamps in Gina K's Sun-Kissed Autumn are lovely, but they don't have much visual weight when stamped in soft colors...they actually look a little wimpy. It dawned on me that stamping the dandelion in black over a large circle of a soft color might work better...and it does!

The circle of soft pool is echoed in the border of pool polka dots (not too small, not too big, just right!) and by the soft aqua pearl accent. The black sentiment has an exclamation point, the shape of which mimics the points of the dandelion, further enhancing unity.

That particular shade of blue just makes me so happy!

Now for the news...I am the Featured Friday Card Maker at Operation Write Home this week! I'm so honored that Sandy asked me, and I hope you'll click on over and take a look.

Have a great weekend!

stamps: Gina K Sun-Kissed Autumn, old wood-mount circle stamp, Papertrey Polka Dot Basics
ink: Hero Arts soft pool, Memento black
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: half pearl, dimensionals, corner rounder


  1. pretty card. great color and awesome news! congrats. Off to check out.

  2. Pool might be one of my favorite colors ever. Loving how you've stamped the black over it.

    And congratulations for the OWH shout-out!

  3. I loved the feature "interview" on OWH -- the cards were great -- but your reason for doing this brought tears to my eyes.

  4. Congrats on the feature! You nailed it for me - while I like the CAS style, your precision is what I'm drawn to [and want to get right too! :)]

  5. Love how the flower becomes a starburst in your design! I was very happy to see you featured on the OWH blog. Well deserved for your cards and also your many years of support for OWH and our troops.

  6. New follower! I say you as the featured cardmaker at OWH and had to check out your blog. Great stuff!!


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