Tuesday, May 30, 2017
STAMPERS, START YOUR CREDIT CARDS!
For this card, I chose Broken China, Peeled Paint and Wilted Violet; and I smeared them onto a craft sheet. Should have been easy, but I messed up my first attempt. Instead of water, I sprayed the inks with stamp cleaner--is that dumb or what! Once I figured out what was wrong, I started over again, with my water spritzer--much better.
All you do is take your credit card, swipe the edge into some ink (one color per swipe works best) and spread it on to white cardstock. I added some black lines using the edge of the credit card and a black ink pad. Let it dry while you proceed with your design.
For my design, I started with a piece of Marina Mist cs cut to 4x5 1/4". After cutting out the middle (and saving it for a future card) I glued it to a white card front. Next, I die cut the inked cs with the same die (Lil Inker) and popped it up in the empty space with dimensionals. I noticed a piece of glitter paper that matched the card color, so I added that a third of the way up from the bottom. Then I die cut the violets (Poppy Stamps) and attached them with glue dots under the leaves.
For the finish, I punched a small butterfly from a piece of scrap, sponged the edges with Wilted Violet and added some pearls for a body. In spite of my earlier mistake, I made it to the finish line with a card that turned out better than I thought it would. Whew!