So, now that I'm done with my 'philosophy' let's get to the good stuff! For my first blog post I thought I would start with a 'old friend' so to speak. I originally created this card for a Stampers 25 club meeting (in January?) and then used it again for a shoebox swap in April.
This card uses the 'rock and roll' technique. That means you ink your stamp in the light color first (here I inked the star in Bashful Blue) and then gently 'roll' the edges of the stamp in the darker color (Blue Bayou). When you stamp you can see what happens--the edges are a little darker than the rest of the image. This is also a cool technique to use with flower stamps.
Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Ink: Bashful Blue and Blue Bayou
Paper: Bashful Blue, Blue Bayou, and Whisper White
Accessories: Blue Bayou double stitched ribbon, Large Star Punch, dimensionals (under the white squares and the stars)