I am so bummed - my camera is broken. The little button that you push to take the picture fell off and even when I replace it, the button will not go down to shoot the picture. It is going to take about $150 and two weeks to fix that little button. Crazy. In the meantime I am trying to borrow one. Today's card was made a couple of weeks ago but never posted. Light of Peace is a Thomas Kincade stamp made by Cornish Heritage Farms.
The image was stamped in VersaFine Smokey Grey onto Papertrey Select White paper. Yes the extra cost is worth it for this paper - it is so amazingly sturdy and I love the way it behaves as you distress it.
Coloring took quite a while. I wanted to play with light and texture so used a combination of chalks, Copic Spica pens, and glaze pens.
I wanted to keep the flowers impressionistic, with pops of color.
The lighthouse glows from the Spica.
It is difficult to see but the textured mat is a dark gray shimmering text weight vellum like paper that I embossed with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. I am not sure who makes it - I got it at Carousel Stamps in Halifax and it is amazing. Deep and sparkly.
Accents include aqua metallic foil mesh, a pewter vintage button and some Stampin' Up! Basic Gray taffeta ribbon all resting on a base of textured Stampin' Up! Basic Gray.
While the coloring on this card took quite a while, but you can get a beautiful card simply by stamping onto paper with ink - that is the magic of these intricate, detailed stamps.
The sun is shining here - I hope your day is as lovely in your corner of the world. Thanks for stopping by.