Monday, October 6, 2008

New Zigen Stamps

The above image is one of Kodomo Inc.'s new Zigen stamp line. They come mounted on acrylic block with a colored picture on the back and with white rubber. I am trying to get Kodomo to offer them unmounted with repositionable cling. I told them without the acrylic they would be more 'GREEN' because most of us already have the mounts. If you would like to also ask, here is their email: angelashu9688@sbcglobal.net Here is Kodomo Art's site. You can also email them from their site.

I bought mine at Stamp Desires because they had the cheapest at that time at $12.60 instead of the normal $14.00. As of today, I see that Hanko Designs has them on sale for $11.95.

The image was stamped on Neenah Solar White. Their 80lb. cardstock doesn't ball up when painting with watercolors unless you really abuse it. The image was painted with watercolors and embellished with glitter glue and Lumiere.

A butterfly was punched using Japanese paper. Clear rhinestones were added for the body and some glitter glue was added to the wing edges. The ribbon is from eons ago. Dew Drops were added at opposite ends of the image.

The matte for the image is Navy cardstock. A a napkin someone gave me somewhere in the past was used for the main background. IRL the flowers really match the ribbon, some of the napkin and the Dew Drops.

The background is actually a technique I knew as a 'Hot Card'. It is also known as 'Paper Napkin Transfer'. Michelle Wedemeyer has video taped the technique HERE. Her blog is called Michelle's Rubber Room. Thank you for your video Michelle. The only thing I had to change was how hot to heat the iron and that was a minor thing. Mine had to be on Cotton.

Supplies:
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb cover cardstock -4.25X5.5" (trimmed to 3"X4.75 after painting image) and 5.5X8.5 folded for card.
Stampin' Up Night of Navy cardstock
Dinner Napkin for somewhere provided by someone (thank you someone)
Cling wrap or Saran Wrap
Copy Paper or Scrap paper

Image:
Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Zigen - Blooming Iris

Niji Waterbrush
Twinkling H2O's - Buttercup, Ice Blue, Heavenly White, Lemon Drop, Pink Crocus, Black Orchid, Moss Green, Sweet Alfalfa
Lumiere Sparkle White (Super Sparkle)
Sharpie-fine point pen
Navy

Embellishments:
EK Success Small Butterfly punch
Japanese Yuzen Chiyogami scrap paper for butterfly (Navy Blue, White, Gold)
Mark Richards Crystal Elements Clear Mini
Stickles Diamond and Yellow glitter glues

Dew Drops Poinsettia and Matching Organdy Ribbon

Hope you like my supplies list. Thanks for stopping by 'the blog'.

 

 Shirley

 

26 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful, beautiful, I love how you did this.

Heather Lee-Reppen said...

Gorgeous card! Just absolutely beautiful!

Lyn S said...

Just stunning Shirley! I've said it before, but your attention to detail is just amazing!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and the design. I love the Kodomo products!

LadyDoc said...

What a GORGEOUS card! Amazing stamp- and beautiful what you did with it!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - looks like another company I will have to check out...

Etha said...

ohh that is so very pretty! I agree great stamps :)
Are they permanently mounted on acrylic?? that would be a bit silly.
I had recently gotten a great catalog in the mail from a stamp company that was new to me, I was very excited about some images and then found out that they only sell wood mounted, lost a customer right there....

Gwen said...

sooooo beautiful Shirley! wonderful job with the watercolor!

Shelly said...

This is beautiful Shirley, neat image!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, how kewl is this?!? LOVE it, Shirley!!!

The Rubber Maid said...

What a beautiful image Shirley and you did it up so nicely. I agree about the wooden stamps I am so into the cling type. Very lovely. Pat

Ann said...

Such a beautiful image, and I love that ribbon!

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

It is gorgeous!!! you did a fabulous job on this Shirley...

retiredheather said...

Wow Shirley. This card is a work of art. Love the design and the napkin idea is something I must try out. Wonderful
Heather

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Lovely card. Look at all those elements...So wonderful!

Peet said...

oh, this is so beautiful, Shirley!!

Cheryl said...

Shirley what beautiful card! Absolutely stunning!

Tammi said...

Oohhh Shirley, that is very pretty! Lovely coloring! Thanks for all the sweet comments on my blog...the snowflakes are called Jolee's Boutique snowflake stickers and their by EK Success. I found them at Target, Archiver's and online at esticker.com

Вера Храмова said...

Это же самое лучше время в году - весна! Чудесно!

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous! Shirley, your mojo is kickin'! Love all that you did with the Kodomo's and the napkin and the background! Just wonderful. And thanks for the ordering info for the stamps! How sweet!!
Blessings, Maria

Leslie Miller said...

What an interesting and beautiful stamp! I haven't seen these before. You made a wonderful card!

Belas Creating Place said...

This is very nice. I like the way you coloured this card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

Susan (rainy) said...

Wow! This is so unique and absolutely gorgeous! Love it.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

I am in complete AWE of how breathtakingly beautiful this is. What a original and stunning way to colour it. This is inspiration at it's most gorgeous! I have got to try & be bolder with colour, because WOW! Drooooooool! :O)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Wonderful stamp and gorgeous colouring!

Phree said...

Wow, how beautiful is this card. I have always loved those Kodomo stamps from afar - living in the UK they are hard to get and expensive. You have done it true justice with the beautiful watercolours and all the other elements in your composition.

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