I have been stuck in a rut since the first of the week. I was thinking that these stamps should be here. I have dreamed up some different cards to make with these and they just weren't here yet. Finally, they came. I was so excited when I saw that little package in the mailman's hands! I rushed out to the mailbox before he even put it in there! It didn't hurt that I was already outside with Bandit.
So in I came and I just had to make a few cards so my stamps didn't feel neglected! lol I was planning to use real red for these cards but when I got in there to stamp I realized I need to order some more of that color, so I used ruby red. I'm getting better at this picture taking thing huh? I even put the supplies in the picture to make it look more professional. As you can see, I even used my A Muse oval stamp to shadow the crab in the pail. I did have some trouble though because when I masked it I guess my paper was too thick because it left a white line around the bottom of the bucket. So I went back with the reinker an my blender pen and got rid of it. I also colored in a little bit to make a shadow. I'm not sure if you can see it in this pic or not.
On the second card I used Shore Thing, which was in last year's summer mini (I think). I love to use the sun, waves, and sand to add to my beachy cards. I used the last little bit of this blue ribbon that I bought in the $1 bin at Michael's last year. I was kind of sad to see it go. I also stamped "Happy Summer" on the bottom right corner. I just love these little guys! Look for more cards with these stamps soon! Hopefully I'm out of my rut for now.