Hi! Today’s video started with me showing how to make a one layer card with layered stamping for bold images. However, along the way I ended up showing a close look at silver ink. And then I showed embossing with dies. Ack! Sorry. I squeezed in a lot…
[Supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.]
Again – sorry I squeezed so much into that video! I got carried away and just decided to share it all with you. LOL.
I used Perfect Pearls over my Hero Arts Silver Ink for the perfect shimmery silver on my prayers sentiment. I was hoping to fall in love with the Delicata Silver Ink, but I still prefer the Hero Arts Silver. (However, for gold? I like the Gold Delicata much better than the Hero Arts Gold.) And by adding the Perfect Pearls, I get a soft silver shimmer that worked better for the look of this card then if I would have silver heat embossed the greeting. (I should say that the Silver Delicata is lovely when used direct to paper.)
I just love that sentiment! It is from the new My Favorite Things Words of Inspiration stamp set. (So many good greetings in this one!) The flowers are from the new My Favorite Things Easter Bunny set. I love that you can get that large multi-color cluster of flowers by stamping just three times… very easily. So very wonderful. I used a few My Favorite Things inks for my flowers, but stamped each color a few times on top of each other to make the colors bold. An easy trick!
After finishing the card, I decided to use the matching die to emboss around the flower cluster. I didn’t really like it this way since I had added little berries around it and they weren’t included in the embossing. However, I did show this step in the video. It is a cool technique… and the embossing pad is a must-have tool.
Here are some other links for you:
- My Favorite Things New Products – MFT just came out with lots of great new stamps, dies and more. You can find them HERE at MFT or HERE at SSS.
- Multi-Inking: Here is another card where I stamped repeatedly to get a multi-ink look.
- One Layer Cards: We are having a lot of fun over in the Clean and Simple 3 class! It is all about one layer cards like the one I did today. It isn’t too late to join us!
- Mini Ink Blending Tool: I am SO VERY EXCITED about this new product. I am replacing all of my regular Ink Blending Tools for these smaller, round tools. They are amazing.
Thanks for the kind comments about my Ink Swatch Book. I am glad so many of you found the downloads helpful! I did add an editable file. However, I will be offering more files for other inks in the near future. If there is an ink you would like to get a file for, please email the suggestion to me. Thanks! (Many people were looking for Stampin’ Up inks, so we will be starting there.)