Hello Crafty Friends! Just wanted to pop in and share a set of cards I made for my father-in-law wife. I guess that would make her my mother-in-law too. But, I guess having two mother-in-laws is better than none. Anyway, yesterday I actually had several hours of nothing planned - can you believed it? Yesterday evening, we had a tornado warning, flood watch and thunderstorms all going on at once and boy was I glad I'm not needed anywhere. In the hours of having nothing planned, I managed to make a set of coordinating cards to give to my father-in-law wife as a birthday gift. I try to choose a color palette that will work well with different occasion. I hope you like it.
This first card is my most favorite card from the set. Nothing special other than that the large flower was popped up with foam dimensional adhesives.
This is the first time I used Simon Says Stamp inks. Here I used Mint and Cotton Candy dye Inks. A while back, I was fortunate enough to win a gift voucher to their store. I used my voucher on a few inks and matching cardstocks. I love the cardstocks, but I'm not so sure about the inks. You know the part where the ink "suppose" to even out after it dry? Well, it didn't. I don't know if I'm stamping it wrong or maybe used the wrong type of paper, but I am still getting blotchy stamped images even after I let it dry out. I might have to try them with different stamps. I must say though, the card still turned out very pretty!
I'm not so sure about this next card. I think it looks too plain. I don't know what else to add. What do you think? Or do you think it's already too much?
I added glossy accents to the berries and a pearl to each of the flower. The sentiment was black heat embossed on a stamped background envelope pattern that I won from a contest. It's from Hero Arts. I must say, I love this background stamp. I've already used it five times since I received it two weeks ago.
I absolutely love this third card! I loved the cluster of flowers and thought those pearly centers look much better than the flower nectars that came along with the stamp set. The idea behind this is that I wanted it to look like a bouquet of flowers. And I thought it kind of does after I finished layering them. I used an old, old stamp from Stampin' Up! called Flourishes and Frames to create the light blue frame. I thought it look nice behind all those flowers.
For this card, I was having one particular issue and that is stamping on Vellum. The black ink kept bleeding (like in the picture) every time I stamped the sentiment. After several tries, I decided that I'm just going to leave it like it is. Do any of you know what special ink to use for vellum? Any answers would be very much appreciated.
Looks like we're going to have another thunderstorm again. I hear the rain drops against the window here in my office. OH! I just heard thunder. I better turn off the computer now. Thanks for stopping in and checking up on me. Have yourself a great afternoon or evening or morning! Or wherever you are, have yourself a good one!