Tuesday, June 07, 2011

re-discovering shadow inks...

 ...and DOTS!

Sometimes a stamp set comes along ...that just rings true to me. Many Dots is one of those sets. It can be used for ANY occasion, in ANY color, for ANY one. It is one of those timeless collections, a must have in the ol' stamp toolbox.

I made a couple really quick cards using various shadow inks plus Latte Chalk ink, Soft Brown and Soft Sand as my neutrals.  No special techniques going on here, just pure stamping.


 Soft Leaf, Soft Sand, Soft Brown and Latte Chalk ink


 Soft Pink, Soft Sand, Soft Brown and Latte Chalk ink


Soft Pool, Soft Sand, Soft Brown and Latte Chalk ink
 
Soft Apricot, Soft Sand, Soft Brown and Latte Chalk ink

These are just a few color combo's to use.  I can see a wedding set with white on white and a touch of silver too.  Oh...and summer colors or even red white and blue for the 4th of July. 

Since we're all busy in the summer... for a quick grab a card idea, determine a card design, then stamp a bunch and add a greeting for the occasion at the time a card is needed.  FUN!!!

Enjoy!

Here's the supplies I used....

32 comments :

Virginia L. said...

Love these delightful CAS cards! It's funny that I took out my oldest HA stamp to play the other day. It was the postage Shadow stamp!! I love how you stamped these circles!! TFS!

Barb said...

Pure stamping and pure fun! Love these, Shari! Great colors! Thanks for always inspiring us with fab ideas! :)

Yvette said...

Beautiful cards!

donna mikasa said...

what a great revisit with shadow inks! "many dots" is now on my wish list!

Brenda said...

This is so inspirational Sharri! They are each so beauriful and I love that it's plain simple stamping!

Kelly Booth said...

You make the best cards miss Shari....love love these!

belinee said...

Обалденно! Так просто, казалось бы, ничего лишнего! Само совершенство! Очень понравилось! :))))

JulieHRR said...

Perfection!

Latrice said...

These are awesome Shari. I will be duplicating these for my card stash for sure. Great job sister!

Barbara said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I like all these and especially for the quick and easy part!

cheiron said...

I just love these! Great cards and great colors.

Simone said...

Wow these are so beautiful Shari! Stunning example of quick and easy eye-catching cards! :)

kath said...

this is so you....love them...hugs kath xxx

Dawn said...

FANTASTIC Shari. They are all so beautiful

Erika said...

Love these, I haven't used shadow inks for years, infact I have a draw full somewhere....but they must have dried up by now...time for some new colours.

Kathy (krolski) said...

These are perfect Shari!

Tami H said...

simply perfect...love these!!

Michelle said...

so simple, so beautiful and those colors! WOW!

Karen from MI said...

WOW........I'm inspired. Time to find my supplies, Shari.

Anne said...

Love these simple and beautiful cards Shari- love the "back to basics" stamping going on here!

joanne (spagirl) said...

these are soooo beautiful!! love them!

Aunt Donna said...

Gosh these are great cards! I really like the simplicity and the little pops of color! Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Tiffany said...

Oh my goodness, Saawoooning here! Love how simplistic these are, yet, they are so striking in detail, love it, Shari!

Kelly Booth said...

OK Sweet Shari.....I just Bought this set...Can't wait to use it to make a quick set of cards to give to my daughter that is always raiding my stash of cards......thanks so much for the Inspiration!! hugs.....

Sharon D from Canada said...

Wonderful CAS cards, Shari!

Linda said...

oh I love making different color combos of the same design. The possibilities seem endless :D Great inspiration!

Lola G. said...

These look like they'd be a lot of fun to put together -- thanks so much for the lovely inspiration!

Beth M said...

Oh my, I love these! I need to pull out some circle stamps and get inky. Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

Love these! I like simple cards-to me they are much more elegant than cards with too much going on. Your cards are simply done, not overdone and as a result, gorgeous! I am inspired! Nicely done!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

My favorite is the turquoise color, cute cards especially when you need them in a hurry :O)

Anonymous said...

These stamps are so stinkin' cute they make my teeth itch. Also love Shari's cards from yesterday.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Loved this so much . . . I made a bunch! (And discovered 2 friends who separately also saw these on your blog and loved them too! Had such fun . . . your inspiration is now floating around our tiny island in the Indian Ocean!)