Saturday, February 15, 2014
I needed a few cards for people who have helped us make this vacation happen so I created this Mahalo (Hawaiin for Thank you) digital greeting stamp. I used a public domain font from Open Font Library and added the lines inside the letters to create our ocean view from the beach behind the hotel. I laser printed and watercoloured the greetings. Love how it turned out. My second digital stamp this year. Here is my first!!
I used a digital image of a hibiscus (they grow everywhere outdoors in Hawaii) which I acquired from Island Paperie - a paper/scrapbooking store in Maui. I bought Volume II of their digital Clipart collection. They have a wonderful store - rubber stamps, paper, etc, etc!! Great place to visit!!
my daughter which she received in a lot along with other items and thought I could use after our trip. Thanks, Suzanne!! The label is from a set of Sizzix Framelits I also bought while on vacation at Ben Franklin's in the Queen Ka'ahumanu Mall in Kahului in Maui. It has three labels and two ovals which nest which I think will layer very nicely.
I am happy with all my cards and some will be on their way shortly. I will be using a couple for my card exchange as well.
For my Valentines' card I added faux stitching to the edges of my quarter sheet. I stamped LOVE in red pigment ink and embossed it in red embossing powder. Die cut a U from silver cardstock to place next to it. I added a black ribbon as a base for my letters and a little red heart rhinestone!! Done!!
On hind sight I could have used more height variance in my buildings but I am happy with my first attempt. I am very happy to have art of my own to use in my card making!!