I only clean my desk off when I simply cannot work there anymore. Because there is not one square inch of space left to create.
But there are certain advantages to working this way. Often when I return to my desk I am inspired by some of the products that are still out. And that is what happened with this card.
Since my Encore refill inks and sponge daubers were calling to me, I decided to create another card with the refills. This one uses a technique for layering metallic ink over classic ink. Really simple.
I inked up my Upsy Daisy floral stamp – don’t you love it this set?! – with Night of Navy classic ink and then applied Silver Encore refill over the classic with a sponge dauber. After huffing to remoisten, I stamped onto Whisper White cardstock. I used my heat tool to dry the Silver Encore ink but you could also emboss with clear embossing powder.
The greeting is also from the Upsy Daisy stamp set and fits perfectly into the large oval punch. I love how Stampin’ Up! makes sure so many of the their products coordinate. I layered the greeting that was stamped with Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock onto a Brushed Silver scallop oval punch and finished with with stampin’ dimensionals.
I embellished the card with three silver brads in the bottom right corner. I get so many compliments on my cards when I layer the narrow grosgrain ribbon, here I used Night of Navy, over the Whisper White Organza ribbon that I do it a lot.
I also tried the Silver Encore refill ink over Melon Mambo and Pixie Pink and they looked really pretty as well.
Try this technique yourself and let me know what you think.
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Ink: Night of Navy, Silver Encore Refill
Paper: Night of Navy, Brushed Silver, Whisper White
Punches: Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Other: Organza Ribbon in Whisper White, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon in Night of Navy, Silver Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Heat Tool
Upsy Daisy Stamp Set
$24.95, #111710, Set of 4
Page 95 of the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue
Don’t think it, ink it!