The second stamp set released this month for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is Sands of Time. How adorable is the heart shape made by the sand inside the hourglass?!? Michele is just too clever. Also love how the sentiment goes so well with the hourglass theme.
Here I wallpapered the card with the hourglass image. Isn't that color ink a dream?! It's Fresh Ink's Pool by Impress. Cristina was kind enough to share it with me, with a warning that once I used the pigment ink I wouldn't want to put it down. How did she know?! I've also been using the Slate ink a lot (like on the first card). It's the perfect warm gray.
Anyway, I colored the negative spaces gray so the hourglasses would remain white. Here's another great sentiment to go along with the main image. I was going to ink it in black, but then I thought what the heck, let's be crazy and give yellow a try. It's a little different : )
Instead of tossing the scraps in my overflowing pile, I used them on the inside of the card, along with a marquis shape for writing a sentiment. You can see how the markers show through on the other side of the front. Normally this would bother me, but in this case I think it makes a nice pattern (and shows the recipient that you hand colored it).
No hourglass image for this card, it just uses the row of hearts stamped in multiple shades of red. It's mounted on foam core and gallery-wrapped with chevron American Crafts ribbon. I chose a gray background to make the white pop.
There's a fun little surprise on the lower right corner ... xoxo!
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