In my city we have a wonderful little store called "ArtScraps." It is basically a second-hand craft store and sells all kinds of products for crafting. I believe they get everything donated from individuals, organizations or businesses and resell it at much reduced prices. I have purchased envelopes, cardstock and other papers, colored wires (great for butterfly antennae), ribbon, and quite a few wood-mounted rubber stamps. Some of the stamps they sell have never been used and I have purchased them for as low as $.25!
The hydrangea stamp on this card is one of those stamps. It isn't large but works perfectly for this quick-to-make birthday card.
I stamped the image on some heavy off-white card stock and colored it with ProMarkers. I also stamped a couple of borders onto a subtley striped vellum, heat embossed with white embossing powder and cut them out, following the scalloped outlines. I love that look and am now hoping to find some more lacy border stamps that I can stamp and cut out. The doily and label dies were all from Lifestyle Crafts. The little blue strip of CS was embossed with a Cuttlebug border folder. It added the perfect extra touch. Three green flatbacked pearls finished it off!
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