Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Something Old, Something New.....

Hello dear blogging friends: My teammates and I over at SHOPPING OUR STASH
have a new challenge for you to play with that I'm sure you'll like.  This time we want you to use something very old and something very new on your cards.  I know for a fact that all of us have a bunch of old stamp sets, die sets, paper, etc. in our stashes and, I also know that most of us got some new goodies from Santa this past Christmas, so lets play with all of this stuff and join us in our gallery.
Here is my card, hope you like it.

I've been waiting for the chance to open this brand new set from My Favorite Things called Magical Dragons, which I've been after for a long time. I finally caved in and bought it just after Christmas and it arrived 3 days ago. This sweet little images are just about the cutest and I love them all.
I die cut a panel of Strathmore watercolor paper with a postage stamp die set that is about 2 years old, then I stamped my images with Versafine black ink and clear heat embossed them then I colored them using my Sakura Koi watercolors.  The clouds were cut with a die set that is maybe 3 years old and the sentiment, which is from the set, was stamped and die cut with a super old Spellbinders banner set and, with the paper still in the die, I sponged a bit of Broken Glass distress ink.

Finishing the inside of my cards has become a really great habit, it saves me a lot of time when I mail my cards. 

The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Sassy Succulents, this stamp set made it's debut in May of 2014, super adorable little images.  The flourish and butterflies are just a few months old.

So we hope you ink up your brand new stamps and also, go dig out some old favorites and come and play with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, we can't wait to see what you create.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


lauren bergold said...

oh those dragons are just way too cute! awesome combo of old and new things!!!

Barbara Godden said...

Awww those dragons are so adorable, and beautifully watercoloured. great design and awesome card.

Chris Dring said...

Absolutely adorable card! Those dragons are too cute!

Donna said...

Sooooooo cute! Love the wee dragons...and the fluffy clouds!
Awesome job teammie!

Mary Fish said...

How precious and the coloring is perfection!

Leslie Miller said...

I always love combining old and new so this is a really fun challenge! Darling little colorful dragons, Maria. I haven't bought anything crafty since November and didn't get anything crafty for Christmas, but I sure have lots still that I've never used yet. Some of it is getting pretty old. Old and new combined in one item.