Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New discoveries ...

My very first order from Our Daily Bread Designs arrived yesterday 
and as always , I couldn't wait to test drive some of the sentiment stamps . 

Fortunately , I had some semi finished cards in my stash 
( I haven't had a clue on how best to finish them for the longest time ) 
and all I did was to add an appropriate sized sentiment to them ! 
And everything came together easily . woohoo ! 
So my tip of the day : 
Go ahead and make cards up 
and use stamps to finish them off ,
when you're stumped . lol !
other tips from this card : 
Use your die cut machine to cut out  nice flourish designs out of co-ordinating paper
 you don't particularly like in the same line . Chances are you can put the die cut to good use .  

Stickles : I now believe my Stickles collection is one of the most underrated mediums I have on hand. 
Definitely a quick way to add any amount of bling to a project that you thought was ho hum before .
I try to use at least 3 colors of Stickles on a project.
In fact, I think I need a re-stock of Diamond Stickles soon.;)  

Here's another eg, I simply stamped a sentiment 
unto a Crafty Secrets' journalling spot 
and viola ! 
Finally my card could be called mostly done . 

Another great discovery I made when my ODBD stamps arrived was 
that each stamp has been mounted unto Cling Cushion. 
 The cushion foam layer ensures an excellent stamped image every time.
I don't think I own any stamps with Cling Cushion ( save maybe a lone Fiskars set ) until now , so that was icing on my stamping cake for sure ! 

You can be sure I'll try to be stamping up a storm with so 
many wonderful stamp designs on hand. 


Kim said...

ooo these are just so pretty Pearl!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

These are so beautiful and now I seriously want these stamps!!

Jennifer said...

So beautiful and those stamps are lovely! The diecut tip is terrific!

Patter Cross said...

Oh so happy you got your stamps! They are amazing, aren't they? Love what you did with them!!!! Can't wait to have you play along with our scrapbook challenge too! Glad to have you joining in on the ODBD fun! Blessings,

Tanya Tahir said...

you make the most beautiful cards, Pearl! I agree, sometimes all it takes is for the right sentiment to finish it off and make it work :)

Helen Tilbury said...

Such nice cards dear Pearl & I am off to check out that site now - I need some sentiment stamps to make it easier for me to make cards - I really need to build up a collection as I keep buying them which is blooming ridiculous! And my friends are always surprised - I feel ashamed! hee hee...

Lynette said...

Beautiful, beautiful have really turned into an awesome card maker my friend.

Stamp like you mean it said...

Your cards are vintage-delish! I love your style and warm colors.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What beautiful cards!! I just love the colors and details with the vintage flair. What beautiful use of ODBD stamps. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the light challenge this week.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Pearl, wow, you sure have used those ODBD stamps well!! I love those cards and the soft and feminine feel they have..right up my alley! ;D I am glad you've had fun with some of ODBD's amazing stamps. Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina