Day 6 of our fun challenge…


Sorry for the delay in posting this today. Very under the weather and my bum hasn’t left the sofa since I got back from church this morning. What a bummer of a way to spend a beautiful Sunday.

But! I wanted to pop in to post the 6th day of my fun using-the-same-stamp challenge with Joy. Today, we both used the Garden Bouquet from Hero Arts.

To create this mini card, I stamped the flowers with a light ink (Antique Linen Distress Ink) and then colored over it with Copics. I then stamped the text background with the same light ink and distressed with Vintage Photo. Easy.

082210 Garden Bouquet JenMcGuire
Supplies: Hero Arts flower, text background, greeting and card; Copic Markers; Distress Inks

HERE is a peek at the stamp we used…


You can see Joy’s gorgeous creation with this stamp HERE.

See you tomorrow!

86 CommentsCards

  1. Karen from Ontario

    just a wonderful card…..I am feeling totally lazy like you….must be the weather….

  2. Absolutely beautiful Jennifer. I love the bit of twine and the image is so pretty :)

  3. Jessica B.

    this is just GORGEOUS!!!! I had never seen that technique before of coloring over a light colored ink, I am gonna have to try that! it looks awesome!

  4. Beautiful card! Wishing you well…fast!

  5. Janet L.

    So sorry you’re feeling icky. I love your card and just last week bought that very stamp and then discovered it was bigger than all my acryilic blocks! Oops. As soon as I get a bigger block, you can be sure I’ll be trying it out.

  6. Hope you feel better soon. One question – did you really stamp the background AFTER the flowers or the other way around?

  7. Maureen

    Very pretty! Fell better soon!

  8. good choice for image. I will have to check my local store for it. Your coloring is the best. stamping sue

  9. Absolutely stunning Jennifer! Get some rest and hope you feel better soon!

  10. pcm

    love the card. hope you feel better soon!

  11. candy

    Bummer to not feel well once the weather turns nice. Sending you get well wishes…..just think of a get well card you like and invision it from me. Needless to say, another beautiful card.

  12. stamped the backgground last.

  13. Mary H.

    Sure hope you are feeling MUCH better today. Always enjoy checking your site daily to see what super card you have for me to enjoy. I especially appreciate your information on ‘how’ you created the card…many sites give info on products used, but don’t present clear explanations of how the card was created. You always do, and that’s a big help to novice cardmakers. Thanks for all your wonderful creativity, and the family tidbits.

  14. Rhonda Miller

    What a lovely card. I hope you’re feeling better soon.

  15. marla H.

    Another gorgeous card!!

  16. Cathy

    Such a pretty card! Hope you’re feeling better soon.

  17. Sorry to hear that you haven’t been feeling well.
    Loved your card.That’s a great stamp.

  18. Kerry

    Sorry you’re feeling bad – praying you feel better soon.

  19. barbara lassiter

    Seeing the cards that you and Joy have created this week is as good as attending a class. Thanks! You and Joy are so talented and it’s been fun!!!!Hope you’re feeling better!!!

  20. Beautiful card. It has been such fun seeing the differences in how the two of you use the same stamps. You both do fabulous work.

  21. lan

    Beautiful!!! Did you color on the individual flowers with a marker before stamping it? I’m a total beginner to this.

  22. So sorry to hear you are really not feeling good! Blech! Hope you are better soon…Is it the weather? It is supposed to get almost 100 degrees here tomorrow and will reduce drastically to the 70′s again in a few days…such dangerous heat for everyone! Hugs to you!

  23. Valeria

    You always come up with such awesome ideas!
    I was wondering, how did you color the flowers in…
    So simple, yet beautiful card!

  24. Fran

    Thank you for another beautiful card.Hope you feel better soon.
    You are my inspiration

  25. barbara lassiter

    This is a beautiful card. I learn a new technique almost every day. Would never have thought to color over the distress ink. Thanks. I hope you’re feeling better!!

  26. Sandra


  27. Sue D

    I never thought of coloring over a lightly stamped image.

  28. Cindy Stewart

    Love this card… hope you are feeling better today!

  29. The card is stunning, Jennifer! I love your technique of stamping in a light color and then going over the image with Copics; super clever!

  30. Sharon D. from Canada

    This is so very pretty! Love the twine bow and the soft background!

  31. Victoria in OHio

    Love this too!

  32. Katie

    Beautiful card…always love your art. Will use it as a starting point, trying to get motivated to be creative.

  33. Terri


    You are so wonderfully creative! I am a bit jealous of all the “toys” you get to play with!!!

    Thanks for making the giveaways possible!

    Just will have to look for the new Ranger products! And of course all the products you share with us!

    Have a blessed day,

  34. stacey

    HI there. I was searching for an idea of a card on your site today and found this one. It is so pretty. I have a handful of copics and was wondering if you know the colors you used? You make it look so easy to pick combinations! It isn’t easy for me…I am still learning, but I love the work you do with copics! Thank you for the beautiful ideas!

  35. Donna

    Just love this card and the colouring method must try it..

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