After all my classes from last week, I started making leftover card kits again. The girls had a snow day on Tuesday and we put together sixty seven cards. I love it when the girls help, everything goes so much faster. That is, until we get the giggles or my oldest is excited about something, then we do more talking than stamping, but sometimes that is okay with me!
This card was a class card about a year ago. I was going to update it with a current stamp set but I really liked the open, sketchy feel of this image and didn't have a good substitution in my current images. I may have to peruse my catalog so I can remedy that.
For the focal image I used clear acrylic block H as a background. I pressed the block into my ink pad (I used Sahara Sand), focusing mostly on the edges since I didn't want much color in the center. Then I pressed the block into my paper.
This is one instance where the old style ink pads work a little better. The newer ink pads are more saturated with ink and result in a darker background. It didn't look bad but I wanted a really soft look for this card.
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
- Stamps: Simply Soft (retired hostess), Embellished Events (w: 126495, c: 126497)
- Paper: Calypso Coral, Naturals White, Whisper White
- Ink: Sahara Sand, Calypso Coral
- Accessories: Acrylic Block H (118490), Calypso Coral Baker's Twine (125573), Blender Pen (102845), Illuminate Top Coat Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink (clearance rack! - 121084), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Decorative Label Punch (120907)
When stamping with the acrylic block, I used a squishy mouse pad underneath my paper. The mousepad allows more pressure to be used and results in a more even image. My tables have a textured top and because they are plastic folding tables, they give a little when you press on them, which can cause an incomplete or uneven image. If you have a nice solid wood table you probably would not need the mousepad.
Thanks for letting me share!