1/11 Rising Star Swap Card
My Matryoshka is such a sweet stamp set. I spent some time in Russia through a college ambassadorship and I have many fond memories of the people, the places, the customs and the crafts. The food? Not so much - lol! But, isn't it nice to travel and actually lose weight!
I knew I would be purchasing this stamp set the second I saw it. I decided to use it for the Rising Star swap I participated in. The cards I got back were unbelievable! I hope everyone liked my card as much as I like theirs.
One reason I like the Clear Mount stamps so well is because I can cut the images apart and use them separately if I want to. And, then it is just a cinch to put them back the way they were before I cut them apart! I cut the bigger doll away from the smaller ones to use it more easily on this card.
I stamped my image in Basic Brown because I could use my Aqua Painter with it and I knew it would not smear. Basic Brown is like Basic Black and Basic Gray . . . waterproof. I used my Aqua Painter because I find it so handy. I squish the lid of my ink pad down onto the ink and that is my palette for picking my color up with the Aqua Brush. If I find that my Aqua Brush is getting a little too wet on the end, I just paint off the excess onto a piece of scratch paper. I like to work with a fairly dry tip as it gives me more control of the color.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate you!
These are the supplies I used to create this card:
Stamps: My Matryoshka Clear Mount (118583)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), Very Vanilla (101650), Sending Love Specialty DSP (117153)
Ink: Basic Brown (104315), Pretty In Ink (101301), Rose Red (101778), Old Olive (102277), Blush Blossom (102609), Bordering Blue (102265)
Tools: Aqua Painter (103954), Small Heart Punch (117193)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon (117287)
Adhesives: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive (110755)