Love Defined

Hello bloggies! 😀

I stamped!!!!! 😀 Yay! It has been a while! What better way to start … than with a challenge … or three!!! 😉 Always the best thing for flagging mojo! 😀 I decided to pop by 2 of my fav challenge blogs … and combine a sketch and a colour challenge! And … then I decided to challenge myself a little more … and use a stamp set that I haven’t used much – Love Defined. I actually love this set … but find I don’t do a lot of “love” type cards. This was a fun card to do …

I wanted to show you a quick way to stamp several images on the one piece of card … like I have  for the main image panel here. Try popping your stamps onto a larger block … so you can place them in exactly the right place … before you stamp. You can check the placement will fit the card before inking … and move the separate images around until they are perfectly positioned.

Then you can use markers to ink the images up … and stamp them all in one “go” … creating a picture with your images.

Another little trick … instead of using markers to carefully ink separate bits of this tree image … I have inked the tree image using my Night of Navy Stamp pad …  then … using my Blender Pen … I have lifted the ink off select parts of the image. You will need to keep “cleaning” your blender pen … on scratch paper … to remove the ink from the pen … as you work the ink off the rubber. Then …  you can use Markers to add a different colour ink to the bare spots of rubber. A Q&E technique! 😀

These are the two challenges that I used for this card! Why don’t you pop by the websites … to see some more gorgeous samples. You should see what the DT girls have created! 😀

Well … it felt good to get out my stamps and ink again! 😀 I might go and stamp some more now! Have a great day! Hugs xxaxx


  1. Gabbi says:

    This is really cute – in fact it is LOVEly (LOL!).
    I’m glad to here you are well enough to pull out the ink, and that you had fun doing it! I have been busy doing things for Cordeaux’s fete in Saturday – including stamping some cards! I figured every bit helps…
    Thanks for sharing,
    Andrea adds: Oooh! How lovely to help out with the fete! I hope it all goes well & is a huge success! 😀 Hugs xxaxx


  2. Helen H says:

    This is really sweet Andrea. I wouldn’t have thought of putting these three colours together, but they work really well. Love the “heart” grass nestled in the scrunched ribbon & the little bits of bling. Great tips too! TFS 🙂
    Andrea adds: LOL! Thanks Helen … isn’t the colour combo lovely. I wouldn’t have thought of this combo either … but I do like the finished result. Thanks for popping by again! So nice to see you. Hugs xxaxx


  3. Lynda says:

    Feelin’ the LURVE off of this card darl’n Andrea!!! Congrats on getting inky…better than any antibiotic for the soul anyhow!!! love how you have stamped on the Tea Party DP (so glad I still have another FULL packet of this!!) and thanks so much for the stamping tips. I now have blender pens (dah still unused) but I now know I can save the eyesight in a late night session!!! Fab card…Love the tree. ooxx
    Andrea adds: LOL … yes … stamping is good for soul … and so is a dose of Lynda!!! 😀 Always a wonderful “pick me up”! I only have 2 sheets left of my Tea Party … it was such a pretty DSP … wasn’t it! Hugs xxaxx


  4. Sonia G says:

    This is too cute! I just love this set and will not stop using it when the mini finishes.
    Thanks for the tip on how to un-ink a section of a stamp!
    Andrea adds: Yes … I don’t think I will be letting go of this set too soon! It is a sweetie! Hugs xxaxx


  5. chrissieah says:

    I really like the unink tip too, though I really neededto know it last week when I attempted something similar and just ended up using markers. next time!
    Andrea adds: LOL … glad to help sis … sorry it wasn’t sooner! Hope you are enjoying some stamping! Your blogging is on a roll! 😀 Hugs xxaxx


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