Over the Moon
I was so excited!!! to get the Over the Moon stamp set but it has taken me so long to get some ink on it. I have seen so many examples made with this super cute set and I wanted to try and come up with something creative to give it justice.
This month we are still using this sketch
The last few Friday nights I have created a number of cards but this week I wanted to showcase more of a technique, rather than a number of cards. Do you all remember Dazzling Diamonds? Well, I was cleaning up my craft area, and I found my Dazzling Diamonds and thought that I really need to use that on a card, its been forever since I’ve seen them used and surprisingly, they are still in the catalogue. For those that are not sure Dazzling Diamonds is a super fine glitter that is white and super sparkly.
The starting point for this card was to use Dazzling Diamonds but in the end, you will see that did not happen, but I found something else to use instead and I think it is even more awesome than Dazzling Diamonds.
Delighted to share a technique
After receiving some fabulous tips on blending backgrounds from my Facebook Live supporters a few weeks ago I thought I would give it another go, this time I had Glycerine on hand and a piece of our sponge, rather than the daubers. Adding a drop of Glycerine to the ink helps it spread and you don’t get the harsh lines or uneven blending. I must say I even impressed myself with how good this looks, and I may even have to try it again with more colours. But, did you notice the sparkle? In my head I wanted the clouds to sparkle and the intent was to use the cloud stencil and cover it with glue and adhere glitter.
Whilst this would work the next step is then to blend the ink over and I thought this would just take all the glitter off and end up in a big mess. After thinking for a little while I decided embossing would help and I could then add the glitter to that, but guess what? Stampin’ Up! have released glitter embossing powder this catalogue in white and black. So I laid the stencil down and cover the page with Versamark Ink and then added the embossing powder and heat set. Then went about the ink blending in the background with no issue. Once I was finished I simply wiped the clouds and any residual ink came right off.
Elated for fun fold cards!
I’ve also been watching a lot of YouTube lately around Fun Fold Cards so decided to try something a little different with the sketch this week. I stamped one of the cow images on the largest nested labels from the Bird Ballad Suite and then scored at the top to layer underneath the stitched rectangle piece that I had leftover from another project. Even after burnishing the scoreline it wasn’t sitting as flat as I would like so I ended up adding the daisy to secure it down more.
All the cows were coloured with Stampin’ Blends and the pop of colour is Lovely Lipstick. I then finished off with some of the basic self-adhesive sequins.
Hope you enjoyed the card as much as I enjoyed making it and it inspires you to get creative with this set or another set you may own that is similar.
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