Sunday, May 8, 2016

Pretty Peonies

Hello, to all you Moms, Pet Moms and Step-Moms I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Mother's Day filled with family and good times.


This WPLUS9 stamp set is a favorite, even though my learning curve using it has been long and slow.  Last summer I finally used it nicely as a watercolored bloom, you can see that card here.  I have been stymied using inks. Since my first few attempts I have added some more pink tones to my ink pad collection.

I love the combination I ended up using.  

I had stamped so many flowers I had some left over, I made a second card. (Note: wait for the inks to dry and settle in if you use dye inks, you'll have a better idea of what they'll look like together on these multiple stamping type images. I didn't like this combo wet at all, but dry, its perfect!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Inks --   Hero Arts Lime Green, Green Hills, Pale Tomato
              Simon Says Stamp Rosie Cheeks, Teeny Bikini
              Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps -Wplus9 Hand Lettered Hello,  Pretty Peonies


Betty said...

love those pinks in your peonies, Cat - i have a hard time finding some that blend together well and that i also really like

Greta said...

Great reminder to let inks dry before you decide if it's good or bad. Of course you knew I'd fall in love with these flowers being the beautiful pink that they are! I love layering stamps & need to use what I have before I get more, even though these are tempting!

Jean said...

Just gorgeous! I have taken to writing down the formulas for these types of stamps where you stamp two or three times. It's certainly a learning curve!

Anita in France said...

These are both so lovely, Cat ... such a gorgeous blend of pinks on those beautiful blooms! Hugs, Anita :)

Martha said...

OH, Cat, you've used the flower stamp set SO beautifully.

I Card Everyone said...

Just as sweet as can be, Cat. LOve those pinks, and Peonies!!

Barb Ghig said...

Really gorgeous cards, Cat! I love the different shades of pink with your design, and the scalloped border is just perfect! Great idea to add new pink tones to your ink collection...maybe that's what I need to do :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Cat these cards are both just gorgeous! I love your pink flowers!

Becca Cruger said...

Pinky perfection! There's something so light and fresh about these cards! Gorgeousness!

Darnell said...

Both cards are really lovely, Cat! Good for you for remembering to do it again while you had everything out. I'm so bad about that and am trying to get better at it. It's silly, really, not to make two or three cards while I'm at it!! Hugs, Darnell