Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Stamp Your Story!

Having new stamps surely help you stretch some creativity...I am sharing a card inspired by the simple layered stamping by Vicki Boutin over Hero Arts. I have been enjoying playing with the new stamp set "Remember".
Ding--->be sure to practice stamping on a piece of scrap paper to see how you can compose the design that flows! These new cling stamps, such as "Remember" (from Hero Arts) are versatile to play with. With some colorful inking,  I came up with a one layer card!  
you mean so much to me
Now that I see more and more new stamps/ink daubers/stencils/diecut (...etc) being released by different companies (big or small), I find it simply impossible to keep up, but the new stamps sure make your heart sing....Do you have that feeling?
Well, thank goodness, Ryan can relate!
Thanks for stopping by!

29 comments:

Laura B. said...

I totally know what you mean about not being able to keep up with all the new products! There's just so much good stuff. Not enough time to use it all. I love how you kept a one layer card with all the layering of stamps. Very pretty!

Sheila H said...

Your layered stamping adds depth without bulk, Virginia. You chose lovely stamps and colors. New stamps are such fun. Unfortunately, I have quite a stack waiting to be inked up ...

Barb said...

I'm having a hard time keeping up with it all too! Not only is there not enough time to play with it all, there's not enough money to buy everything I want either! :)

I LOVE your card, V! Fabulous combination of stamps! Gorgeous colors too!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Fabulous card! Too many stamps on my wishlist!! I'm not buying anymore until all my current stamps have been inked at least once!!

Jacqueline said...

You are getting more creative as the days go by, Virginia! This is such lovely inspiration with the Remember stamps!!

Niki G said...

Virginia you always make me smile with your amazing cards and Ryan pics! I really need to remember to practice the stamping first so that I don't waste my precious cardstock.

Vanessa said...

Love your gorgeous card, Virginia! Vanessa x

Lynn said...

I'm right there with you on not being able to keep up. That's why I purged a few weeks ago as I was feeling completely overwhelmed! I love what you did with your new stamps...colors are perfect and the movement on the card is awesome.

Dawn Turley said...

Love your layered look all on a single page. Great colours too

Tracey McNeely said...

Like everyone else who has commented Virginia it is impossible to keep up with both play time and money!

Gorgeous card, I love the lace strips.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the way you put this together!

joy said...

What a beautiful one layer card, Virginia! And, yes, it's a ditto to all of the above. Even if we were able to purchase everything new that we love, how in the world would we ever be able to use it all? I really think cards should be made to SEND to someone, not just to enter into the challenges. Sorry, I can get too carried away on this subject! LOL

Annette Allen said...

gorgeous one layer card.. lovely stamping and great color combo... i agree always practice.. i have messed up a few cards..

Have a great day..

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! I love how you used that lace border with the stamp your story stamps. It is IMPOSSIBLE to keep up! Or at least, with the budget I have....

conil said...

My stomach gives me flip-flops when I see new stamps I'm crazy about. Wish I were a millionaire. Love what you did with this card.

sandie said...

I love to get new stamps and my little packages from Lynn make do a happy dance! I love this design, a real mix of funky stamps and great colours.
What is this addiction to Ryan???

donna mikasa said...

Ah-mazing one layer masterpiece! I love the movement from the flowers and the lovely touch of lace!

And I agree that at times there's a little craft overload...but I LOVE it! And I know I'm not alone. ;)

Barb Ghig said...

Firstly, I LOVE your one layer gorgeous card, Virginia! Love the pretty colors so much, too!

It really is hard to keep up with all the new goodies...I want it all!!!

Brenda said...

I was also taken in by those colours Virginia! Lovely card!

Sharla said...

I love your card! Love new stamps, but I am so far behind on anything new that I won't ever catch up...I just hope to play with new goodies now and then and oogle everyone else's scrappy stuff! ;)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

drool Ryan! Aside from loving him, your tips are ALWAYS appreciated! I love your card. This is a hard color combo for me, but you do it effortlessly!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

PS- Agree, impossible to keep up and not spend the whole checking account!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful beautiful stamping, V!! gorgeous card! and so agreed about the new stamps and supplies. sigh... i need to win a lottery!! =)

Donna Bowman said...

Amazing one layer card Virginia!! I love the colors you used and the flowing design you created!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is stunning!!! I LOVE the stamps used together and the colors!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your card Virginia!
Thank You for the tip and for Ryan ;-)

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I love what you did with your new stamps Virginia, and the colors you used and of course Ryan always puts a smile in my face. TFS

Michelle said...

I didn't even notice that your card was one layer, it has such great layering happening! My wishlist could reach around the world three times! I work on a limited budget, and have to choose carefully... one day I plan to win the lottery, LOL!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love the hearts and flowers Virginia! Such a cute card!