Isn't that so pretty?! I used a few Distress Inks to make a watercolor background and added the little mountain using Distress Inks and a paintbrush. The fairy and mushrooms are embossed in black embossing powder and I used Stickles for the fairy dust. Adorable! The little girl loved it and one of her friends was completely mesmerized LOL Makes me feel good :)
Now, even though I love the way the card turned out, I'm not a big fan of the quality of the stamps; they seem very cheaply made. They're really flimsy and do not stick to an acrylic block AT ALL. I had to put a bit of glue on the backs of them in hopes that would help, but it barely did. I stamped the images a couple of times to make sure I got a good impression, but I just couldn't get a good impression with other stamps in the set so I didn't use them. Having said that, as I was creating the supply list for this post, I looked on Lavinia's website and saw that many people have complained about the quality of these stamps! They said that although they made the stamps, they used a different company to manufacture them and the quality was not up to par with what they usually put out. If this is the case, I'm really happy because their stamps are absolutely adorable and so unique, but since this first experience was not a great one, I had planned on not purchasing again. Anyway, the post continued by saying if we got a crappy set, like me, we are allowed to send them back for a replacement. I sent an email asking if I could do this because they are based out of the UK and I'm in the states, so I'm not sure if I would be allowed to. We shall see!
Here's a list of supplies that I used:
Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Black Soot
Recollections Black Embossing Powder
110 pound cardstock
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Lavinia stamps in Issue 107 of Papercraft Essentials Magazine (sorry, I can't find the name of it!!)
Thanks for spending part of your day with me!