Hey crafters! Today’s card is not an original design – I want to say that upfront. I have seen variations of this design across the interwebz many times, but never really got around to try it myself. Well, with my My Favorite Things Distressed Patterns stamp set, creating a design like this has become super easy.
I started out by figuring out which colors would work great together. As I keep saying (my apologies if you are getting tired of this) you need to work in the order of the color wheel if you want to avoid getting color mixes that are unpleasant to the eye (unless you are going for contrast, of course). I grabbed the inks that I thought would work great here and my stamping mat, since the stamp is fairly solid and I wanted to make sure I would get a great impression the first time.
I have only recently started to work with Ranger Dye inks and I have to say that I’ve fallen in love with them head over heels. The colors I got are more vibrant than my Hero Arts inks, and they also stamp solidly right away and don’t make you wait until they smooth out. The HA inks are still a great choice for all crafters, but I think in the future I might focus more on the Ranger inks.
The sentiment was stamped with Versafine ink using Wplus9 stamps. I just love the mix of handwritten and typed fonts, and black is a great contrast to the colorful splats of color. Of course I had to add a few sequins for additional sparkle.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope these bright colors made you smile!