Happy Thursday! Today I have a festive card to share with you using the Artful Inkables recently released set, South of the Border. This set has so many possibilities- I really love it a lot! . My parents moved to Arizona 15 years ago so I have lots of ideas for projects and cards using it. As soon as I saw the cactus image I knew I had to make a card with it using green and pink. I have been fortunate enough to see Arizona in all four seasons - but Spring is the best. The desert blooms and it is beautiful.
I stamped the cactus with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with my Prismacolor Pencils. I have to tell you that those pencils are one of the BEST investments I have made for stamping. They are easy to use (yes, really) and you can find good deals on the pencil sets if you look for them or have a coupon (which is how I bought the 120ct set). I stamped the image again and just colored the flowers. Then I cut them out and popped them up. The layout is from this week's sketch challenge on SplitCoast (#244).
If you have never ordered from Artful Inkables before let me tell you about the quality of these stamps. They are deeply etched red rubber and they come mounted on cling foam. They arrive in these easy to store clam shell cases. The images stamp very cleanly and crisply which is what I like. You can use them with any kind of acrylic block you have on hand. If you don't already own acrylic blocks Artful Inkables has some great prices on blocks HERE. The prices of the stamp sets are unbelievably low. You get 16 adorable images in this set for only $13 plus shipping! Wow!
I apologize if I sound like a commercial, but if you are a regular reader of my blog then you know I always appreciate a good deal. Until I used Artful Inkables stamps, I didn't know how reasonably priced and how fantastic they were. I feel it is my duty as a stamper and a friend to let you know! LOL!
I hope I inspired you today and I appreciate that you took some of your time to visit my blog! Thanks for stopping by!!