Monday, May 07, 2012

Mother's Day - Hampton Art Stamps

This is my second post for today. If you are looking for the Stop And Scrap Blog Hop, scroll down.

Because I am so "special," I have another project to share today. I made this card for Hampton Art Stamps, with one of their Signature Collection wood stamps, called Hydrangea Collage.

I stamped the image with Clearsnap Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Photogenic antiquing ink and colored it with Copic markers. I stayed with soft, light colors to give the image a watercolor look. (I am not a very good watercolorist, which is why I did not simply watercolor!)

I painted over the top of the butterfly image with Colorbox Smooch Banana Custard ink. This ink is a pearlesant ink that gives just a bit of sparkle.

I sponged image background with Clearsnap Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Venetian Lace antiquing ink.  I wanted to mimic the "aged" appearance of the paper, so I only sponged a bit of ink here and there.

I trimmed image and inked the edges with Clearsnap Smoke Blue pigment ink. The ribbon is  Light Orchid Shimmer Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I used Hampton Art Stamps Ditto Studio G Happy Mother's Day for the inside. Since this is such a big stamp it fit better on the inside of the card. Which also gives me the chance to decorate the inside of the card! With more Graphic 45 papers!

I will be drawing a winner from the Scrap Kitchen NSD Blog Hop. I will probably post that later tonight or tomorrow. Check back to see if you are a winner! If I hit 100 Likes on the Fan Page, I will draw for a second prize! Happy winning!

Hampton Art Stamps: Ditto Studio G Happy Mother's Day, Hydrangea Collage (PS0528)
Clearsnap: Colorbox: Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink: Photogenic, Venetian Lace; Colorbox: Pigment Ink: Smoke Blue; Smooch: Banana Custard
Graphic 45 papers: Fashionista: En Vogue, Haute Couture, Potpourri
American Crafts: Black Cardstock
Stampin' Up: Very Vanilla Cardstock; Border punch
Copic: Various markers
Basic Grey: Pearls (colored with Copic markers)
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Light Orchid Shimmer Satin
Tools: Bow Easy
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape runner, foam tape; Beacon Fabri-tac


  1. Everything you make is beautiful - this card is amazing!!

  2. the wow factor on this card is thru the roof! Love that it's mostly black and white with that great pop of green. Yummy!

  3. Love your Hampton Arts card. Oh my it is breathtaking. Thank you for sharing.

  4. you are over 100 but I wanted to know I "like" your work anyways and "liked" you on facebook. great creativity.

  5. This is beautiful, Gloria!

  6. Beautiful, I love the soft lavender and hydrangeas are one of my very favorites.

  7. Gloria, I love this card. It is beautiful!

  8. I am SUCH a fan of your work!
    I see several times you reference ink by Graphic 45, but I can't find it. Can you help?