Oct 07 2010
I just ordered and received this stamp set, Growing Green, yesterday and I had to create a card with it right away.
I used the largest flower for this card but there are also 3 smaller flowers that will be making appearances in my stamping soon. Did I mention I really wanted this set and had been waiting impatiently for it to arrive?
For this card, I stamped the image with Basic Black Craft ink and heat embossed it with black embossing powder and the heat tool. Then to add a little bling, I coloured in the flowers with the Illuminate Top Coat Smooch Accent ink (page 195 of the Idea Book & Catalogue). This ink adds sparkle to the image but very little colour. The Smooch Accent Inks are applied with an applicator similar to nail polish so you can control placement of the inks. Scroll down to see a close up of the card.
When using the Smooch Accent inks, I like to heat emboss with powder first to make staying in the lines easier.
I layered Poppy Parade cardstock that had been embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots folder onto the Basic Black card and added a strip of Basic Black cardstock over the Poppy Parade. To the image piece, I added three black brads that were aligned with the Mat Pack and a greeting from the Fabulous Phrases stamp set. I was so glad that the new oval punch from the Holiday Mini fit my greeting perfectly. So I just punched and added it to the card with dimensioanls. Stamping is so easy when your products work together so well.
Don’t forget about the Clearance Rack Blitz – some products have sold out buth there are still lots to choose from at great prices up to 80% off. Clearance items are only available to order online and while quantities last.
Stamps: Growing Green (Clear #120624, Wood #118758), Fabulous Phrases (Clear #120501, Wood #117002)
Inks: Basic Black Craft (102192)
Paper: Basic Black (121045). Poppy Parade (119793), Whisper White (100730)
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335)
Punches: 3/4" x 15/16" Oval (120908)
Other: Illuminate Top Coat Smooch Accent Ink (121084), Black Embossing Powder (109133), Heat Tool (100005), Neutrals Brads (119736), Mat Pack (105826), Paper-Piercing Tool (116631), Stampin Dimensionals (104430)
Growing Green Stamp Set, Set of 4
Clear $20.95, #120624
Wood $26.95, #118758
Page 108 of the Idea Book & Catalogue
Don’t think it, ink it!