Today I decided to do something that I find SO relaxing and I don’t do enough of it – today I decided to use my Ink Pads & Blender Pen to color in some images…

I wanted to color floral images and I found the perfect stamps to use in the set So Very Grateful which you can find on pg 32 of the Occasions Catalog or online by clicking HERE – it features two beautiful large floral stamps and three sentiments and those floral stamps are just perfect for many occasions including Easter & Mothers Day which are both just around the corner…

Here is my card – it’s clean & simple but with a splash of vibrant color…

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This card uses a bunch of the 2013-2015 In Colors and I love how well they work together!

The card base...is Early Espresso onto which I layered a piece of Strawberry Slush.

The floral images…are stamped on Whisper White card stock using Jet Black Stazon Ink – I use that ink whenever I color images because it is a solvent ink meaning that it will not run when it gets damp – the image will stay crisp & true…

The coloring…I used a Blender Pen (pg 164) and Ink Pads to color in my flowers – I used the colors Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush for the flowers, Pistachio Pudding for the leaves and Baked Brown Sugar for the flower centers…

in-color-so-very-grateful-closeupThe sentiment...the ‘thank you’ stamp is also in the set So Very Grateful and I stamped it using Early Espresso ink and die cut it out using a banner die from Circle Card Thinlits…

The finishing touch…I wrapped around a piece of White Bakers Twine (pg 173) and tied a bow at one end of the banner.

I love how this card turned out – simply by switching out the sentiment you can theme it for Easter, Mothers Day, Weddings – this is one very versatile stamp set!

Here are the images in the stamp set So Very Gratefulclick on the blue words below to view it in the online store:

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Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: So Very Grateful (CM 133053/WM 133050)
Inks: Stazon Black (101406), Baked Brown Sugar (131174), Crisp Cantaloupe (131176), Coastal Cabana (131175), Pistachio Pudding (131177), Strawberry Slush (131178), Early Espresso (126974)
Cardstocks: Early Espresso (119686), Strawberry Slush (131295), Whisper White (100730)
Misc: Blender Pen (102845), White Bakers Twine (124262), Circle Card Thinlits (133480), Dimensionals (104430)

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