Sometimes when I buy a new stamp it will sit for a long time before I get around to inking it up. This one, though, I had inked within 48 hours. I loved it that much - so much that I actually paid full price for it. Now THAT is noteworthy!
It is one of the designs that have a sketched look to them. I like every one of these designs that I have, and this is no exception. I stamped some of these fully inked and then stamped some as second generation so they would be a little lighter. This enhances the sketched look even more. I used a waterbrush and distress inks to paint the images in a watercolor style.
All of them were then bordered and mounted to colored cardstock with bordered paper scraps as backgrounds.
The card on the left uses three strips of patterned papers and I used distress ink (old paper) to tone the edges of the image. The sentiment is cut with a flag end and popped up on foam tape.
The one on the right turns the strips to the other orientation, I changed the text and left off the distress ink.
For the card on the left below I moved the sentiment and added tinted paper flowers over the top of the stamped blooms. I gave these rhinestone centers.
The one on the right below got the rhinestone centers applied directly to the blooms and I changed up the sentiment and applied it on an angle for a more casual look. I used pink Liquid Pearls in the center of the heart image.
These last two are the second generation images. Both of them use the same sentiment with blue Liquid Pearls in the heart. The image on the left is left 'natural' and the one on the right has the rhinestones in the flower centers.
Yep, I'll be stamping this image again.