Monday, November 17, 2008

American Art Stamp DT Call

American Art Stamp just released the new Valentines Day and Easter Images over the weekend and I gotta say... they are GREAT! I know that V-day and Easter seem a long way off when we still have Thanksgiving and Christmas to deal with. But many of these stamps can work for other holidays and occasions too.
For this card I used the new Love Birds stamp for the main image. It was stamped on kraft cardstock, then colored with Copic markers. The white gel pen adds just the right amount of highlight to make the flowers and bird wings "pop". I used my new Nesties for the oval (how did I go so long without them??) and Scenic Route paper for the background layer. The sentiment is from one of the American Art Stamp Xmas sets called Ornaments.



Since the AAS design team just turned 6 months old it's time for one of our designers to move on to other things, but that leaves a spot for a new designer! Wanna be part of the American Art Stamp team? Take a peek at my post on the AAS Blog, it gives you all the details on how to apply.


If you like this image then leave me a comment here. I'm getting some blog candy together... it'll include some 6x6 paper from the store, ribbon, embellishments, stamps and who knows what else! Let me know what you think about the new stamp line, my card and the design team call.


Thanks for stopping by.

39 comments:

Gail S. said...

I love your card! I think the white really does add to the birds and the flowers. So cute. I have to admit I JUST got some Nesties and I haven't yet made a card yet with them (just kinda played with them) but they are so fun! I am not good enough to "try out" for your team but I sure do enjoy visiting with you on your blog and you always have so many fun ideas and you are always so generous!!

Diane said...

Such a beauty!!! I checked out those stamps...I hope to win the lottery this weekend!!!

Jill said...

That card is stunning. The colors, the composition-everything! I would absolutely love to case it-your work is a true inspiration to me. and what fun- a design team call!

Laura and Angela said...

What a sweet image. As always I just love the colours you pick... Michelle, you're just so fresh. You remind me of fruit and vegetables... in the most complimentary way! (I love my veggies!)

As for the design team call, I'm Australian, don't quite fit the branding, nor the talent :/

Karolyn L said...

That love bird image is just gorgeous! I can totally see that it could be used for other holidays/occasions. Love the new line. Would love to try out for the DT opening, but don't have a blog. Is that a requirement? I have a Papercraft Planet page - does that count? hehehe Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

Penny said...

It's such a beautiful card, I love it on the kraft card - very natural looking. The new stamps are lovely, really different and original....yes, I might well be tempted by them! :)

Bunny B said...

Great image! Very sweet! I love the polka dot detailing on your card and the polka dotted ribbon. Very nice :)

kathy e said...

I have always loved American Art Stamps and the newest ones are fabulous. Your card is great too--nice to take a Valentine's stamp and make it into something more versatile. I always enjoy your blog!!!

Diane Davies said...

Your card is so pretty! I need to remember not to stamp only on white paper. The new line of Valentine and Easter stamps are VERY nice, love them.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Michelle, this is gorgeous! Very romantic looking.

dini said...

I adore this image! How can you go wrong with birds and flowers all on the same stamp?

Dina @ mamadinis

Ret said...

Oh Michelle, love your card! I just love the birds and the white from the gel pen gives it that extra, little something! Wow, when you said there was a new line, you meant it!! I was pleasantly surprised to see so many new Valentine's Day & Easter images! They are wonderful! I love them all! Who doesn't love truffles, birds and roses?!

and a new DT opening, woohooo!

I'm a fellow-adirondacker, altho I now live in Nova Scotia. Does the name Donaldson sound familiar in the westport area? lol

thanks for the chance at the blog candy. I have my toes & fingers crossed & oh ya, my eyes, too! hehe

DeniseLynn said...

Oh yea .. great image. Love what you did with it and the gold cord connecting corner to corner is fab. Good idea! Thanks for sharing.

Linda Christensen said...

I went to look at the new images and they are beautiful. I tis never too early to start on cards for the spring!
Linda

jan farnworth said...

that is great card and it was great to see something that was not christmas related. Being seeing a lot of christmas stuff around lately and wtih yesterday being my 7 year anniversary it was nice to see a lovey dovey kind of card.

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty! I love how the flowers on the dp compliment the flowers on the image!

sarahw said...

Your card is really pretty. I love the new Valentine stamps. I would love to be part of a dt. HMM...
Thanks for a chance at your blog candy.

Melody said...

I love the card! The white accents are great. I am an American Art stamp fan. I love the angels and have a number of them. The new stamps are really nice and will definitely buy a few.

Melody

Sena said...

Love the card! Very sweet image.

Cathy said...

The birds on your card are very, very sweet. I'd never heard of AAS before - thanks for the heads up! They have some great stuff - I love the angels and all of the long-legged girls :) Fun images!!

andrea murdock said...

love this sweet image and gorgeus card michelle!

leenda said...

Your artwork is always beautiful. You have the perfect eye for detail & balance. I really like the variety of your new stamp line.

Nicole Steele said...

Even without the blog candy, I was going to post how much I love this card. The colors you chose are so warm! I LOVE it! I also like the layout of the card and the ribbon was the perfect finishing touch.

Laura said...

I love all the little tiny details like all the white spots... that make your cards picture perfect!

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty stamp and just love the way you colored it, the birds are so pretty and like you said this can be used for many different occasions, love how the red pops against the kraft paper, pretty designer paper too!
I am another that isn't talented enough for a design team member!

Linda w said...

The lovebird image is just perfect for a Valentine's day card. Love the new images. It's hard to believe that it's almost time to finish up with Christmas cards and move on to the next holidays.

Tracey said...

Very pretty card! Love the new stamps - beautiful!!

melita said...

All of your work is just beautiful!

sandyh50 said...

Oh, I love this card with all the beautiful colors and the details with the gold cord!

Libby Hickson said...

Love this card - that image is so sweet, and I love the colors you used. I *love* the new stamps - my favorite is the balloons over NYC image! Too sweet. :D

Michelle said...

Beautiful card. The new stamps are so pretty. The chocolates and roses and the heart hot air ballons have made their way onto my want list.

jules p said...

I love this card. Know why?! Because it is so unexpected for a holiday card.
Love the colors too!

Linda Deline said...

I've never seen your stamps before... but I've marked your site. Your cards are great too. The love birds stamp is marvelous. God bless.

Lynn Osborne said...

You are right about the white, it really adds the neatest dimension! Thanks for the opportunity to win the blog candy! Lynn

Monica-FC said...

that bird image is gorgeous and I cansee it in alot of holidays as you said. it can also be used just in ordinary days just for hugs.

Monica-FC said...

as for the design team I think it is a great idea but for me to be ever one i do not think i ever be that good to be on a design team since i was told along ago i wasn't good enough anyways. so I just love to look at others cards and hope to be that good enough one day.

Desiree de Monye said...

Your card is fabulous! I especially love this stamp set out of the several I saw of the stamp line. I would love to be on a design team, I'll definitely check out the deets.

Connie P said...

I love your card. I really like what the nestabilites can do for your card. Thanks for giving us a chance at the blog candy.

CreativeJeaux said...

Love the colors... and just got my oval Nesties, so I can play!! :)

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