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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Angel of peace

ETA: I ended up drawing Beate's name! How funny is that, since it was her sketch that I used for the card?? :-)
I love this card. Am I allowed to admit that?? Well it's true. And I'm afraid I *have to* tell you how much I love it, because the photo isn't doing it enough justice!! It's a very simple card - yet so pretty, elegant and peaceful. I've fallen in love with yet another stamp company - this image is from American Art Stamp. A few weeks ago I went on a bit of a shopping spree at my LSS, and this was one of my many American Art Stamp purchases that day. Sadly I haven't had time to ink any of them up until today! The layout for this card is one of Beate's sketches. I actually put together the background of this card a few weeks ago when Beate first posted the sketch, but it didn't work with the image I was coloring at the time - so I set it aside. I love how it works with this angel! Here's a little Copic tip: I chose colors to try and match the DP, but it ended up too bright. So then I just took a gray marker (in this case warm gray #1) and went over everything to tone it down. Worked like a charm!! The DP is all from the Nana's Nursery stacks - I think it's a combo of the boy and girl stacks. I stamped the peace sentiment with my snap stamps. So what do you think? Do you think you'd love this card IRL? If so, tell me - I'll draw a name from the comments and send it to that person. I've decided I need to stop hoarding my card stash! So this is my first step in the hoard-free direction. :-) Thanks for stopping by - have a great week!
  • Stamps: Angel with Bird from American Art Stamps, Karen Foster Snap Stamps
  • Paper: Kraft, Nana's Nursery DP
  • Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Copic markers for coloring
  • Accessories: Star Dust Stickles, Stylized Silver Hodgepodge HW, Kraft taffeta ribbon, glitter brads


  1. Oh Libby! She's stylin'! Very pretty.

  2. Ooooooh, it's gorgeous and I LOVE the image and all those different DP's. I really like the American Art Stamps images. Gosh, there are so many great stamps. I'm really loving Impression Obsession lately, too. I need to quit looking as I don't have time to use what I have let alone go running for more!

  3. Very pretty! I love your use of the designer paper!Thats a neat angel image, I will have to check those that company out...thanks for enabling me...LOL!

  4. It's soooo beautiful!! Money well spent!!

  5. Beautiful, gorgeous, what more can I say!

    I don't have any Copics yet, but, you may have convinced me I need to go get them now! Wonderful card!

  6. Wonderful card, Libby! Love the colors and that beautiful angel.
    Hugs and smiles

  7. This is very stunning Libby!! Wonderful coloring and I love the glittery blue wings!! :) TFS!

  8. It's gorgeous, Libby!! I love that pretty angel with her sparkly wings, your hardware, and pretty papers!!


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