Hello Everybody and Happy Tuesday!
Less than a week to go until we get to see the amazing Sara Davies on HSN - I can hardly wait! Has everyone had a chance to check out the preview and make their Wish Lists? http://bit.ly/CC_HSN
I really, really hope that y'all will be sure to add the flat-out AMAZING new Harmony Opaque Pigment Ink Pads to your shopping bags. I love all of the Harmony inks; very rarely do I make a card that doesn't use some version of ink pad from this amazing range. And I can tell you with total honesty that these are very likely to become my new favorites. They do everything!!! Want to heat emboss? Check. Want to use with stencils? Check. Want to do intricate stamping with beautifully saturated color and no gloppy smears? Check. Want to whip out a paintbrush and do some watercoloring? You got it!
On this card I used the Flowers & Frames Stamps and Inks bundle, HSN item # 672-507, to do a little bit of everything! The main flower sections were stamped and allowed some air drying time. (Maybe a half hour.) I then went back in to stamp the center stamens, which were then heat embossed. This allowed me to maintain the matte appearance on the flower petals, while adding a bit of dimension and shine to the centers. For the sentiment, I stamped and heat embossed the lovely square floral frame, then masked off the center square with simple copy paper and low tack tape. Using my round SN blender, I pounced the Sandstorm pigment over my rudimentary stencil for some added color contrast. Even the die cut leaf sprigs were colored with the Pigment pads! These inks do it ALL! (Can you tell how much I love them? LOL.)
Wishing you all a wonderful day filled with crafty ideas!
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CC Floral Arrangements Stamp Set
CC Frame Sentiments Stamp Set
CC Die'sire Lace Bloom Die - Leaves
Sub Box 4 & 5, Printed Papers
CC Textured Cardstock, Neutrals
CC Stamping Card
SN Finesse Waterproof Inkpad, Black
SN Harmony Pigment Pads: Sandstorm, Pale Fig, Green Topaz
CC Clear Embossing Powder
Other: ribbon, rhinestones
Card Size: 5 1/2 x 7 1/2