Saturday, January 14, 2012

Lots of THANKS

Hi everyone! I'm back and I'm stamping away again. So happy.

I have so many thank you cards that need to get out in the mail....I had so much to be thankful for this past Christmas. It really was a true blessing. I am in the midst of taking the Clean & Simple Card Making class being taught by Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner and Julie Ebersole. {I earned a spot by doing some side work for one of them. ;)}

I don't consider myself a CAS stamper. I struggle with it badly. I LOVE the look of it but really have a hard time. I always feel like I need to add more! I want to learn to be CAS and this class is really helping me with that! If you have not checked out the classes that Jen & Kristina have done, I urge you too. You can take the past classes at a reduced rate and it's self paced! Love that about these classes!

So this week I was determined to get some CAS cards done. I recently earned lots of Hero Arts stamps for doing some side work for them. I was so thrilled when they arrived and I could use this Zig Zag cling stamp! You will see this a LOT...I LOVE this stamp!

Zig ZAg  thank you hearts pink/orange full

I used the Brilliance ink pad Aurora on this. It's a tri colored ink pad with shimmery colors in pink, orange and yellow. I love these ink pads. I love the colors and the shimmer gives it that "ooooh" effect. Love it. I stamped the hearts in them too. Such wonderful hearts in this set!
Zig Zag thank you hearts pink/orange
I'm not crazy about where my titled ended up. I put the hearts on first and then stamped and apparently didn't pay close enough attention but it's done and it's staying! ;)

All products for this card are here:

Here is the second card:
ZiG ZAG pool/lime
I used the lime chalk in to ink up the artisan shape that I cut out of my silhouette. Again, I used Brilliance ink...this time Peacock. It's a tri-color ink too. It's pool, darker blue and a nice green. It has shimmer too! ;)

I cut the flower out of the Large background flower stamp. That stamp is so very versatile. you will see me use it a lot! All supplies for this card are here:

I'll be back tomorrow with another card. Until then Happy Stamping! :)


Barb said...

I love them both, Michelle! The colors are so pretty! Glad you're enjoying the class! :)

Susan Holton said...

Hi Michelle,

I happened across your adorable cards using the Brilliance 3-color inkpads... If you'll email us at, we'll send you a set of Ink Blushers!

Best regards,

Susan Holton
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko

Susan Holton said...

Loved your use of Brilliance 3-color inkpads!

If you'd like a free set of Ink Blushers, please email us at sales@tsukineko.

Keep up the nice work!

Susan Holton
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko

Jennie said...

So pretty! Love the three hearts and those colors.

Tiffany said...

Your cards are so bright and happy! Super fun colors, they really make me smile!

aileen (mum) said...

I just love the three colour pattern - did you cut the stamp pad like Jenny suggested or did you ink the stamp up using the three colours at once. I have some of those ink pads and wonder if that would work or they are too narrow. The hearts just finish the card off perfectly.