Today's card will look familiar, I posted a version of it on April 20th. I decided a masculine card would be good for the last card of April's class, but I had to make a few adjustments to be sure I had enough paper for all my stampers.
The class version. I did have both sentiment stamps, plus a few others, on the table so everyone could choose their own.
The Epic Day designer paper from the This and That collection had two different blue papers and several multi-colored papers, however the only green pattern was on the backside of the chevron multi-colored pattern. No problem! All of the papers, cardstock and ink from Stampin' Up! match, so I just looked through my designer paper collection until I found a pattern in a matching green! This particular design is from a retired Halloween pack. I also switched from the brads found in the Vintage Trinkets to a pearl colored with a Sharpie marker. Have you ever wanted colored pearls? It is super easy!
A couple of tips: Always color the pearls while they are still on the backing paper. The Sharpie dries almost instantly on the pearls but because of the coating on the backing paper it does take just a bit to dry, not long though usually less than a minute. I would remove the pearls with your paper piercer (that is always how I place mine) just in case you are a little impatient like me. You are less likely to get color on your paper piercer than your fingers if the Sharpie isn't dry yet.
Sometimes the Sharpie color isn't quite the same on the pearl as it is on paper. For instance my brown Sharpie was a near perfect match to Cherry Cobbler, which was a very happy accidental discovery! You can also color the rhinestones.
I wanted to share just a few tips on stamping collage images as well. When creating a collage, I stamp from the lightest color to the darkest. In this case I wanted to stamp the sentiment on top of the other images. To make the sentiment easier to read I stamped the underlying images off once. You can see the difference between the full strength images and those that are stamped off. The top right collage is all of the images stamped full strength, while the lower right image is the typed image and the footprints stamped off once and the green sentiment stamped full strength. While the upper image is difficult to read, the lower one is much clearer.
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
- Stamps: Daring Adventure (w: 122600, c: 122602), Make a Wish (w: 129219, c: 129222)
- Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
- Ink: Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Gumball Green
- Accessories: Epic Day Designer Paper (130814), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Stampin' Distress Tool (127562), Sharpie