Jun 07 2010
The Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Series Papers are so versatile. You can add colour to them with ink as I did here using either a brayer, sponge or dauber. Or, you can use Smooch Spritz, Watercolor Crayons, or any other medium to add colour to the papers. They are also so pretty left white just as they are.
See another card sample here that I made using the Presto Patterns papers.
For this card, I brayered Night of Navy ink onto the checkered design in the Presto Patterns package. I then used a tissue to wipe the excess ink off the design and allow the white squares to show through better. This piece was layered onto Whisper White and Bashful Blue cardstock and then the Night of Navy card. I think the extra layers are important on this card to highlight the dark design of the Presto Patterns paper.
The Friends 24/7 stamp set image was stamped with Night of Navy ink onto Whisper white cardstock and then layered onto Night of Navy, Whisper White and Bashful Blue. I kept the same number of layers as the card front.
The greeting, also from Friends 24/7, was stamped in Night of Navy ink and punched with the 1-1/4" circle punch. A larger cirlce was punched from Bashful Blue cardstock and adhered underneath.
For embellishments, I added a length of Bashful Blue satin ribbon and three halfback pearls from the Pretties Kit which is on the Last Chance Accessories list. I added the pearls to the left of the stamped image and the greeting to the right.
New stampers often only buy stamps and inks. Obviously, we need stamps and inks but this card shows how important accessories are to the finished card.
Stamps: Friends 24/7 ($34.95, #113218, Page 100)
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Presto Patterns Specialty Paper, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Punches: 1-1/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle
Other: Pretties Kit (retiring!), Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon, Brayer, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Presto Patterns Specialty DSP
$15.95, #117175, 12 sheets – 2 each of 6 designs
Page 15 of the Summer Mini Catalogue
Friends 24/7 Stamp Set
$34.95, #113218, Set of 6
Page 100 of the Idea Book & Catalogue
Don’t think it, ink it!