Friday, 2 January 2015

Celebrate your Big Day with lots of stripes... and cake

You know how some cards are really quick … you step back from the project and think “wow! I can’t believe that came together so easily!” 

This isn’t one of those. But it was fun to make and I am happy with the idea in principle, even though I would do it differently next time. 

It all begins with a piece of the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper, which is FREE with a £45 order during Sale-a-Bration (begins 6th January). There are six patterns in this pack, all glossy white on white, which opens up a whole world of possibilities!

I couldn’t resist having a go at this fun rainbow effect, which involved seven ink pads, seven sponge daubers and almost a whole pad of sticky notes. What would I do differently? I’d make sure the centre of the image was coloured in yellow and orange, ie the paler shades, so that the main image showed up more clearly.

I stamped the images in Black Stazon which brings me to a note about Stazon and photopolymer.  My Big Day stamp set (the words and the cake) is rubber, so all is fine, but the balloons are from my From The Herd stamp set, which is photopolymer. 

Stazon WILL stain your photopolymer stamps which, quite frankly, I don’t care much about. But you must remember that if you clean your photopolymer stamps with Stazon cleaner, you need to clean them again to get the Stazon cleaner off them, otherwise it will damage them. Make sense?

Anyway, back to the card. The greeting is stamped onto a Window Sheet, and I’ve coloured behind it with  a Chalk Marker … the same one I used to draw the dots around the label image. 

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