Ahhh, the cravings of spring. Not just temperatures that are above freezing and will prevent your fillings from popping out due to teeth clattering, but also soft colors that lift your spirit. The current Make The Day Special Stamp Store challenge has three color sets for you from which you can choose to create a card and of course, I picked one of my favorite sets from Wplus9, Patterned Paisley, to create a happy and bright spring card.
The stand-out element might be the glittery sentiment, though. I stamped the Hero Arts greeting with Versamark and sprinkled it with Judikins sticky stuff embossing powder. When heated, this powder basically turns into super sticky glue. I dumped some Elizabeth Craft glitter on top, shook off the excess and then gently rubbed it with my fingers to set the glitter and make it shine – voila, super shiny sentiment!
Since I wanted to stamp all across the card and make it appear as if the sentiment was in the front, the pattern in the back, I masked off the glittery label before stamping my patterns. Yes, it took a short while, but I found it super relaxing. Something where you can put your brain on stand-by and just happily stamp and stamp and stamp. With shiny colors…
The one thing that continues to surprise me is the difference in “crispity” (yes, I just made that up) between dye and pigment inks. Since pigment inks don’t soak into the paper, they remain super crisp, whereas dye inks look a little washed out by comparison. Maybe not use them together on a card in a future (mental note for me).
I hope you enjoyed the card and will join us for the Make The Day Special Stamp Store challenge. As long as you pick one of the suggested color combos and use a product that is available through the shop, you can enter (and win store credit). Can’t wait to see what you create!
And I’m also sending this card off to the following challenges: The Fusion Challenge with the theme “Floral Fusion”. I’ve chosen to go with the florals only, inspired by the lovely flowers and the purple in the inspiration image.
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