Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Change of Pace

As much as I love making greeting cards, I'm finding I love rubber stamping, too. I started making cards many years ago, but didn't use rubber stamps until my niece introduced me to Stampin' Up about five years ago. But even then I strayed from the stamps until recently. Since meeting so many wonderful artists online, I have also found stamps and images that just don't show up in your typical Michael's or Hobby Lobby. There's a degree of exclusivity here. I never would have found Whiff of Joy and the adorable Willow, Charlie, Oakley, Lizzie, and the others if not for going online. And that is just one of many stamp companies I have found.

Lately I've been showcasing Whiff of Joy, and there will be many more of those darlings to come. But tonight I'm showing Greta, one of the beautiful Sophisticated Ladies stamps from Rubbernecker. This is a birthday card for my future sis-in-law (I just hope she isn't checking my blog for the next couple of days). I colored this image with water color pencils. These are beautiful images and so much fun to color. I'll be posting more in the days and weeks to come, so I hope you come back to take a peek.


Paper: K & Company coordinated doubled-sided DP
Corner flourishes: Cuttlebug corner die
Flower and buttons: from my stash


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13 comments:

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, what a gorgeous card...your coloring on the image is fabulous and I love all the other awesome detrails!!!

Lauri said...

What a unique stamp! This is very classy. Love your coloring and choice of colors for the design!

Nancy said...

Oh, Barb, you colored her so beautifully, and the rest of the card is gorgeous! I have most of those Rubbernecker Sophisticated Ladies, some just haven't seen ink yet! :)

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous Barb! Sooo sophisticated!
Your coloring is scrumptious. Will definitely have to go check out those ladies. xxD

DonnaMundinger said...

P.S. Love the new look of your blog! Great minds obviously think alike. LOL Hugs! D

Rica said...

Hi Barbara, Gorgeous card love the colours, papers and the layout is great. What a wonderful image and so beautifully coloured.
hugs Heather xx

Amy Sheffer said...

So chic! Love your coloring!

Heidi said...

Beautiful!!!

Chrissie said...

I LOVE this Barb!
Just my favourite style of card and your colouring is superb!

Chrissie said...

I LOVE this Barb!
Just my favourite style of card and your colouring is superb!

Myrt said...

Oh my Barb, what a classy card. Everything about it is perfect!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Such a strikingly elegant card!!! It has rendered me momentarily speechless!!! Every detail is superb, and you colored this beauty magnificently!!! What a stunner!!! Your future SIL is going to flip when she receives this!!!

Love ya!
Carolyn

~JulieH~ said...

Oh wow! I love this Barb so elegant and sophisticated and your choice of colours makes this one stunning card!

Juliexx