Hello crafters! Today is my second post for the Make The Day Special Stamp Store design team. We are still working on our Stamping Contrasts special where two of us are using the same products and are trying to come up with different ways to use them. You can check out my first post here.
Today I have the incredible honor of teaming up with Keren Baker. Not only is this lady crazy talented, she is also super duper nice. And she helped me raise my game, because I discarded the first card I had done after seeing hers. Mine just looked … lame next to hers. So out came Fresh Cut Flowers from Wplus9 again and I had another go. Since this stamp set is produced especially for the multi layer stamping technique, I decided to take a twist on that and not layer different colors of ink but use some embossing powder as the contrast color instead.
Since I love soft colors, I picked a pigment ink from Mama Elephant and stamped out all my flowers. In case you are wondering: I die cut the flower first, since these dies are solid and not just frames. You can’t see through them, but you can see through your clear stamps 😉 After stamping all images, I sprayed them with hairspray. I find that this helps to set the ink better. It’s still not completely smear proof, but much better than not using hairspray. Now I just needed to wait for a minute until everything was completely dry before I could move on to the embossing.
As always, my inner child rejoiced when I watched the embossing powder melt. It’s truly magical. To tie the color of the flowers into the rest of the card, I grabbed my Kuretake Gansai watercolors and loaded a stiff brush with light blue and then with gold. Using my thumb to bend the bristles, I first got the color all over my face–that’s what you get for not paying attention. After cleaning my glasses (yikes!), I did again and now splattered my front panel with those two colors.
I’m sending this card off to the following challenges: Addicted to Stamps and More lets us go nuts over “Anything Goes”; and I hope Virginia will not roll her eyes at yet another entry into her Virginia’s View “Layers and Dimension” challenge 😉
See you again soon!