Inspiration

Good Evening and thanks for stopping by my blog. I tell you, I am on fire since coming home from convention. I have been spending lots of time in my stamp room and time with a notebook trying to get all the fantastic tips and ideas out of my head and onto paper. It feels good to be fired up for paper crafting and sharing what I love with others. One person who has a great deal to do with the inspiration I am feeling is Kimberly Van Diepen. She earned the honor of being named the #7 SU! demo of the year.... Wow! She did this despite having moved several times in the last few years, having to rebuild her business each time. I enjoyed being there to celebrate her accomplishments and to get some great words of advice from her. She is a straight-shooter and tells it like it is, yet she is so genuine and has a real passion for what she does. I think she really represents what Stampin' Up is all about. So, thank you Kimberly!


I created this card to send her way and I thought I'd share with all of you as well. This card uses one of the new sets, "Inspired by Nature." I love the silhouette collection that SU! offers us.... gorgeous images to work with. I paired the image up with the Stampin' Up! Statement of the Heart stamp... a perfect match for this card. I kept the image soft by using a great resist technique - stamp your image on glossy cardstock in Versamark, then brayer over it with the ink of your choice. In this case, I used Always Artichoke. The classic ink slightly resists the Versamark ink, leaving a very soft, subtle image. I stamped the Statement of the Heart in Craft White. Enjoy!

12 comments

Alexandra said...

Awesome - and the exact TWO sets I used.....ack!!!! We are way to alike, girlfriend!!!! Love your card, it is gorgeous - and yes, they look entirely different, lol! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kathleen Summers said...

Wow, love that technique and you did an awesome job at it. Gorgeous card!

XOXOXO

Carmen said...

Stunning card!

CathyRose said...

The card is gorgeous! It has been fun to hear from all the demos that went to Convention and so easy to catch their enthusiasm. Thanks for sharing!

TiStampsUp said...

This is so beautiful and elegant. Great card. I love it and can't wait to pick up this stamp set.

Tiffany Bauer said...

OMG!!!! This card is awesome!! I am going straight home and try my hand at this technique!!! TFS!!!

Stephanie said...

Love your card... Just beautiful!

Danyelle Kessler said...

Loving your technique and those brand spankin' new stamps!

Erika H. said...

This is so gorgeous...love it.

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

This is lovely! So subtle and pretty.

Allison said...

This is stunning! I can't wait til my SU order coms so I can play with that stamp.

Victoria said...

This is just lovely. What a simple technique for a really beautiful finished product.