Tuesday, March 31, 2009


It's been a while since I inked up Ophelia from the Stampsmith and after being inspired by Bev's blog and her use of the Tapestry Peg stamps, I decided it was time.
First I cut out an oval using my nestie on a post it. I centered it on my white CS and then got to work with the Wisteria Frame set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry and then sponges around it with purple dye ink. After I removed the mask, I stamped a few more inside the frame then Ophelia in Sepia Versafine ink.
The designer paper is some I've had for YEARS, literally. I used the back side of a scrap for the MS lace punch. I used the MS branch punch for under the flowers. It's layered on Brown CS and embellished with a Spellbinder die swirl.


Christy B said...

That is a lovely way to frame the stamp! Thank you for sharing, I will try something like it. - Christy B.

SC-The Artful Mama said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!! An inspirational card!!!
Susan Chong

Bev said...

Oh this really is exquisite Betty - I have that stamp and have never used it and you have inspired me to dig it out. Truly stunning and so inspirational!! xx

Connie Paxman said...

She is a beauty..I love the paper and bottom Scallop..the flower is a nice touch.
connie paxman

Kathy Eddy said...

This is stunning! I have that stamp and haven't used her in a long time. Thaks for the inspiration! Kathy Eddy

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

What a BEAUTIFUL Ophelia, Betty! I LOVE it!!!!

Lori Roberts said...

Beautiful Betty!!! I should get mine out!