I Love Stamps!

Happy Tuesday, stamping friends!  I found a challenge at Fusion Card Challenge that I couldn’t pass up, and I thought this adorable little Pure Innocence Crafty Friends stamp set from My Favorite Things was perfect to use for the sketch part of the challenge:MFT-Watercoloring

Pure Innocence stamp sets are one of my biggest weaknesses.  They are all so adorable and include wonderful sentiments.  As a stamper, and with my passion for collecting stamps, I had to have this set.  These stamps force me to work on my coloring skills, too.  That’s a Plus-Plus.  I used Prisma Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter to color this image.

Pure-Innocence-Crafty-FrienWhen I *thought* I was all done, I decided to paint the tabletop with Crystal Effects and add dots of it to her eyes and barrette.  The photography makes her eyes look a little scary in the picture above, but they aren’t on the actual card.  I used a tiny spot of White Gel Pen on each eye for that little glimmer in her eyes and it shows a little better in the first photo.

I also fussy cut the sweet little stamper from the tabletop up to place her against a background of DSP.

Fusion Challenge 1-20-2015Have you been to the Fusion Card Challenge blog?  It’s their 2nd Anniversary and the talent this week is jaw-dropping.  I drooled over the cards for quite awhile and almost reconsidered posting this card after seeing their inspiration cards.  I also put my “circle” element (heart in my case) on the wrong side of the oval; I had it in my head one way and when I went to post to the challenge, I noticed it was supposed to be on the top.  I don’t think the heart would have looked good on the bottom, so I’m glad I didn’t notice until it was too late.  🙂  I would have had to do a complete re-design.

I hope you have enjoyed this spur-of-the-moment post and that something has spurred you to head to your craft space!

Happy Stamping!


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  1. Brian King

    Absolutely adorable! There are so many wonderful elements in this very clean card. Who cannot relate to this sweet and simple sentiment? Nice work. ❤️

  2. Brandi Hall

    Your card is adorable! Thank you so much for playing with us at Fusion!

  3. Tonya Denton

    Your card is so adorably cute! The little girl reminds me of you! 🙂

  4. Ada Bellaflores

    Cindy, I love the (big/little) dipper card, and it’s masculine too!! You’re the first one I’ve come across that created a card using this stamp, very original and beautiful. I just started using Stamping Up products and I’m slowly learning how to stamp and make cards. Thank you for the inspiration.

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