I had a great time Saturday stamping with a wonderful bunch of ladies at my February Card Class. Each and every one is wonderful, funny and amazing!
Today I have the fifth design from my January Card Class. I liked this layout so much I CAS’d myself. If you’d like to see the original design just click here. I was looking for a gender neutral card and used the Balloons design from the Birthday Bouquet Design Series Paper pack. It features shades of Pool Party and Mossy Meadow. Then to add the all important “Sparkle” I went with a color coordinating heat embossing technique. See below for more about this technique. Then I added a bit of silver cording and a few silver sequins to finish it. This is a fun, cute and shiny card all rolled into one.
CARD BASE: It starts with a Pool Party base layered with Mossy Meadow and Birthday Balloons from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper pack. Wrap the layers with Silver Cording a couple times tying into a knot then fray the ends by lightly running them between your nails until frayed. Then pop with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
EMBOSSING TECHNIQUE: To add a bit of shine the “just for you” from the Sale-a-bration Botanicals for You stamp set is heat embossed in Mossy Meadow. You can create color coordinated embossing by very lightly inking your stamp with VersaMark then inking with Mossy Meadow. [TIP: Make sure to clean the stamp each time so the VersaMark ink pad doesn’t get colored ink stamped onto it.] The VersaMark keeps the ink moist long enough to cover with Clear Embossing Power. Then heat until glossy.
SENTIMENT: After embossing, fussy cut the “just for you” leaving about 1/16″ of breathing room around the letters and pop with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally top with several Silver Sequins.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a great Monday!
- STAMP: Sale-a-Bration Botanicals For You
- PAPER: Pool Party, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (Balloons)
- INK: VersaMark, Mossy Meadow
- ACCESSORIES: Silver Cording | Embossing Powder–Clear | Metallic Sequin Assortment–Silver
Sparkly Hugs, Carol