Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I Brake for....Large Mums!

Hello fellow stampers!  Nancy here today to show you a card using the pretty Large Mums stamp - available here.  

This is a perfect stamp for Mother's day!  The mums here are in the style of Fuji Mums which are so very pretty and come in a variety of colors.  I chose my paper first (a tip I learned long ago and often forget!) and then matched copic colors to coordinate.  The image was stamped on a pierced oval die cut with memento tuxedo black ink. The paper is a from a Michael's 6 x 6 paper pad.   I sponged some light blue on the side to add a little more interest.

Let's talk about sponging.....I have many sponge daubers - both the large jumbo type and the small finger ones.  But the sponge part tends to disintegrate over time and a few weeks ago I had to throw out a bunch of them. I've also used those round yellow regular sponges but really don't like how they apply the ink.    Then a friend told me about using latex make-up sponges instead - she bought them at her local dollar store. I picked up a bunch and love them.  Because they are latex they hold up very well and really do a nice job of applying the ink to paper.  Here is a look at the ones I got.  And they were much cheaper then the daubers.  So - that's my tip for today!!

I hope you like what you see here today.  Head on over to the IBFS store where you can find this and many other stamps. 

1 comment:

  1. This is gorgeous! I have tried the triangle makeup sponges and did not like them, but I may look out for this style! TFS!