I am featuring a trio of cards made with Waltzingmouse Stamps. I really love the way these cards turned out. It seemed like forever before I was able to pick up and get creative with these sets, even though I loved all the possibilities of them at first sight. For me, I think it has a lot to do with ink. To me, ink is as fundamental as the stamps. I had been under the impression that dye inks didn’t mix well with acrylic stamps. Anya Schrier proved me wrong. I invested in Stampin’ Up! inks and I couldn’t be happier. The range of colors that are ready when I am, inspires me. I discovered that I prefer dye inks with clear stamps. I feel that the combination allows me maximum control over stamp placement. Plus, it is so easy to clean the stamps with unscented baby wipes. (FYI… cleaning stamps was a MAJOR downer for me with pigment inks.) I am still not pleased that SU! retires their colors, but I am learning to live with and accommodate the fact; maybe it’s not all bad… with a bit of preparation. I like to focus on the stamps and my design; I don’t like to worry about matching paper with inks. This is something I look for when making an investment in paper and/or inks, and I am glad to see that other companies are beginning to see the value in the combination.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Asian Gardens and Asian Gardens Additions
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Going Gray, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Bordering Blue (Oh, how I love this color)
Paper: SU! Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz
Ribbon: PTI Vintage Cream grosgrain, Fresh Snow grosgrain
Other: Nestabilities, EK Success corner rounder
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