Hi all! I get to have a double play today! First of all, it is Freshly Made Sketches day. We have a new, awesome sketch by Jennifer Brum and it is super fun! Second, I’m over on the Picket Fence Studios blog AND up with a Product Focus Review for Splitcoaststampers. YAY!!!
So first up, my card for FMS. I love this fun sketch and the angle makes it a real standout. I started off with a base from Clearsnap called Creative Cards. These are super fun (and available on Amazon). I topped it off with an old retired paper for contrast. The little birds are from a Picket Fence Studios stamp set called Chirp Chirp which is super cute. I cut the birds out with the coordinating dies (what a life saver for small images!). The birds were colored with new colors of Dyestress Inks by Clearsnap. And that brings me to my Product Focus Review. I have reviewed the Dyestress Inks before but I now have the newest color release and it is wonderful! I’m sure you have noticed a couple of other cards using them (last week’s FMS card was one). This was all part of my analysis. You can read all about it here: Splitcoaststampers Product Focus
My “bonus” card today is also for that review and I posted it over at the Picket Fence Studios blog today with the details. I just wanted to share it so you could see it here too. Head over to the blog to read all about it!
Whew…lots to typing and busy, busy. I hope you enjoy both of these cards. Remember to go see the ink review at Splitcoaststampers and the peacock card at Picket Fence Studios. Thanks so much for stopping in today. See you again soon! (FYI, I separated the links into the two cards to make it simpler for you)
You know that moment when you see a craft product and you know EXACTLY what you need to make? Well, that is what I felt when I saw the Peacock Tail stencil from Picket Fence Studios. I just knew, without a doubt, that it needed to be used with Nuvo Glimmer Paste. The only problem, I didn’t have any of the paste. So I ordered and waited and finally I got to sit down to see if I was right. Yes, yes I was!!
I was introduced to the Glimmer Paste a year ago while I was at Stamping Away. I created some panels there with the paste and loved it. But I was super indecisive about which colors to buy and I put it off. No more! I chose Emerald Green and Tanzanite Lavender for their “peacock” colors but let’s face it, they are just gorgeous. I taped my stencil to a board over some white card stock and simply applied the paste. I first added the green and then the lavender, allowing the colors to blend together where they met. The result you see was my first try and really fast. I initially planned for this to be a trial run but decided it was too pretty to waste and put it right onto a card. I’m going to warn you now, I am going to need to glimmer paste all the stencils!!
A note about the paste though….you do need to move reasonably quickly once you have the paste in place. Don’t let your stencil sit with the paste on it. Pull it off, put the project aside to dry and get right to rinsing off the stencil so it doesn’t stick there. You can see my stencil cleaned up perfectly but I knew this from when I first used it.
To finish the card, I thought this sentiment from Wild Heart Gypsy Soul was perfect for the wow of the shimmer. I simply stamped in Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Wow White Embossing Powder. So glad you stopped in today. Let me know what you think about this card and the glimmer paste! See you soon!
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