I wanted to post a couple more samples of American Art Stamps to show the versatility in their stamp lines. The first image is from Karen Stolper's line and is called BBQ Bob - I just couldn't resist him! It's the perfect stamp for a man's card... whether it be birthday, Father's Day, or just an anytime card (well... most likely a Summer anytime card!). I wanted to use the Barbeque theme to make a card that could be used as an invitation to a spring/summer party - so I used Rub Ons from Making Memories to write BBQ on the top. I accented it with an arrow from a package of Ranger Grunge Board (this stuff is awesome) that was inked with Ballet Blue. The main image was colored with copics, and the "Happy Summer" sentiment came from Gina K's Just Be Claws set.
I wanted the second card to be a sweet, girly card to offset the macho BBQ card. I used the Love Flowers stamp also from Karen Stolper for this one. The image was stamped on Spring Green with Versamark, then embossed with black ep. I colored the flowers with Prismas. I combined the Spring Green with Berry Sorbet (both from papertreyink.com) and added black for a little drama. The scalloped edge was done with a pinking blade on my rotary cutter.
I've been have a great time going through the blogs and galleries from the American Art Stamps design team call. I'm still taking submissions (probably until Sunday), so if you would like a chance to serve on the AASDT then check out my previous post for all the details.
Let me know what you think of these cards... which one is your favorite?