Tuesday, July 25, 2017
I Have This Desire to Explore
I really like how these two different cards turned out. I'm learning to use the Mirror Image Stamping Tool by Unity Stamp Co. and, needless to say, still have a lot more to learn. Oh, I received my Tim Holtz Stamp platform and, for the life of me, cant' figure out how I ever lived without it. I thought it was way cheaper than another stamp platform and am so in love with it. I'm not sure if I'll ever use another stamp block again.
Unity Stamp Co. July 2017 SMAK kit
Unity Stamp Co. Mirror Image Stamping Tool
Kuretake Pearl Colors
Gina K Designs Ink Pads: Passionate Pink and Charcoal Brown
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs and Vintage Photo
I started out by stamping the flower image on a white piece of cardstock. Since I was just trying out my new stamp platform there really was no rhyme or reason for how I stamped, but I think it turned out marvelous.
Next I stamped the left edge with the butterflies from the July 2017 SMAK kit and then used the Mirror Image Stamping Tool to stamp the butterflies on the right. After that I stamped the "I have this desire to explore" stamp in the upper left hand corner.
I used Tim Holtz distress inks listed above and went around each of the outer edges. Then I wrapped some twine around three times, because you know that is the magic number, and tied a bow.
I glued some silk flowers, I bought two months ago and have been dying to use, to the bottom right corner of each one.
Finally, I used my tape gun and adhered one to one piece of magenta card stock and used circle pop dots to adhere the other one. I like the look of the one with the pop up dots better. By the way, I picked up a package of circle adhesive at the dollar store. Every time I go in there I buy them out because you never know if they'll have them again.
I finished off the card by taking a Gold Gel pen to add random dots within the butterflies and to the "i"s in the sentiment.
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