On the Corner of Awesome and Inspired

Last night my husband came inside and tossed a small package at me.  He had no idea what was inside.  It wasn't from Close To My Heart.......and I could tell by the look on his face he was curious.

Did I answer his look?  I don't remember.  Truthfully, I think I was a bit too caught up in the moment to do anything but give a little, "YES!  It's here!" and tear into the envelope.

I knew what was inside.  I had been patiently waiting for it to arrive for what seemed like eternity (though I'm sure it was only days).  :-)  It was two new stamp sets from a company I had never tried.

So why did I bother trying this new company's stamps?  Two words.  Miriam Prantner.  Miriam--a woman I have never had the pleasure of meeting in person and yet whose blog I have followed for several years--created the two stamp sets I had purchased.

As you can imagine, my mind began to whirl with possibilities.  What was I going to create first?  Which stamps would I use?  Who would I give it to?  The two coordinating sets have endless options.

Here's the clean and simple card I made this morning:

The stamp sets are called "On the Corner" and "On the Corner Additions."  They are sold by a company called Neat and Tangled and I am pleased to report the clear stamps are made with high quality--clean stampability--photopolymer.  I am so happy with the way the stamps inked up that I will definitely be keeping this company in mind with future stamp purchases.

To see more of the stamps on these two stamp sets and view awesome inspiration from Miriam Prantner, I encourage you to visit her blog by clicking here.

I added a little black bird on the top of the sign from CTMH's "Sophia" stamp set.  And the Olive green cardstock was heat embossed with white wording--to look a bit like an actual street corner.

Sure, I could have done more--and on other cards I may--but this card seems finished exactly the way it is.  And, after all, sometimes the hardest thing about stamping is knowing when to stop and let a card be done.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

PS  This card is for Miriam--who consistently inspires countless stampers with her awesome talent and fresh ideas.  Hugs! :-) -B


Miriam Prantner said...

Brenda, you have made my day! Thank you for this sweet post and card. I so love seeing how people use my set. You are so right about finding the right balance on a card, and you have so achieved it here. I love the soft coloring and that little bird is perfect. Thank you! Sending big hugs!!!

Ruby Sunshine said...

Thanks for your great work Brenda this is a very cool stamp! I went and started fallowing Miriam she looks to have great work and ideas Sold out on stamp set but that might be on my birthday wish list!

Ruby Sunshine said...

p.s. loved the bird on the top!!!