Happy Thursday, everyone! Happy June 1! We're on the downhill slide to the weekend! My friend Jaydee had a pretty card on her blog recently and it directed me to the mood board at Inkspirational:
Aren't those colors yummy?! I was reminded of a retired SU stencil that I had, and since they scare me a little, I rarely use them! So I mustered up my courage, gathered up some colors and blending brushes and went to work:
I used inks in Old Olive, Parakeet Party, Petal Pink and Calypso Coral for my blending, and a sentiment from Timeless Arrangements, diecut with the matching die. The dies come with little sprigs to attach behind the sentiment box:
I diecut sprigs in Parakeet Party and Calypso Coral, but I flipped the Parakeet ones around and cut them apart to tuck between the Coral ones so they were aimed in the opposite direction. Now, I have a question; the back sides of the diecuts never look as clean as the front sides; I say that the back sides look "crusty", LOL! So do any of my expert stamping friends know a trick to get the back side to look a little less "unprofessional" and more finished? Sometimes I try to rub them with my bone folder to flatten them out, but these are so delicate, I didn't want to try to do that. So any suggestions would be helpful!
Anyway, all of this went on a Parakeet Party card base and all in all, I like the finished effect. I was concerned about blending these colors together but I think it worked! Thanks for hanging in there with me today---enjoy it and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Card stock & Papers||Basic White, Parakeet Party, Calypso Coral|
|Ink||Old Olive, Parakeet Party, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral|
|Accessories||Dimensionals, Basic Patterns Decorative Masks (Stencils, ret)|
|Tools||Cut & Emboss Machine, Timeless Arrangements Dies, Blending Brushes|