I love using my Adirondack ink pads. The colors are rich and earthy, and just perfect for making fall cards. When I saw this challenge on the Our Daily Bread blog (Ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com)I knew just what stamp I wanted to use. This butterfly stamp is a favorite of mine from the ODB line, and I usually make lots of spring cards with it. I have had it in my mind for a while now to try it with fall colors.
I inked the stamp using just the corners of my Ink pads, adding colors from several different color pads. This is an inking technique quite often. I start with the lightest color and tap it one one area, then a darker color to another area, and so on, working to the darkest color.
After the stamp was all inked up, I breathed on it, stamped it, and immediately added clear embossing powder. You can't tell from the photo, but the embossing really adds shine and depth. I sponged the tile with the image on it to soften the cream.
I used this sketch from the Mojo Monday sketch challenge at Mojomonday.blogspot.com:
Stop by the Our Daily Bread and Mojo Monday blogs to see all the creative cards from these challenges.
On a personal note, I have been trying to pass a kidney stone since Friday, when a ct scan showed that it had moved from my kidney to my urethra. Feeling pretty lousy all weekend with considerable pain most of the time. I'm trying lots and lots of water and juice with lemon. I read that lemon helps break down the stone, which I'm very interested on doing, as its a 7 mm stone. I want that bad boy out. I'd would very much appreciate your prayers please!