Happy St. Patricks Day!
In hindsight, I should have created a St. Paddy’s day card, or at least one with some green to it. But I didn’t… oh well lol
Now, can I toot my own horn a bit and say how much I love this card? Soft, feminine, easy… perfect in my book. I got the idea from a Stampin’ Up only demo board, I saw another demonstrators idea and I went with it.
Ingredients used are listed at the end of the post
Look closely at the background… see those soft pink stripes? Those were added using one of Stampin’ Up’s great masks!
- Trim a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock to form a top folding A2 card.
- Trim a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4″x5.25″
- Lay the Stripes mask (from the Dots & Stripes bundle) over the white panel, tilting it so the stripes go diagonally across the panel. Use some temporary adhesive or painters tape to hold the mask in place so it won’t shift around.
- Using an ink dauber and Blushing Bride ink, apply ink in a gentle swirling motion over the mask. Use a very light hand here, you don’t want the stripes to be very bright. We are looking for subtly here 😉 Focus on adding ink to the center of the white panel and as it moves from the center of the panel, the ink should be lighter until it fades totally out.
- Remove the mask, admire your stripes! (it took me three tries to get it the way I wanted, don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t look the way you want right away. Practice until you get the feel of how the ink blends onto your cardstock, how much pressure you need, how much ink is needed, etc…)
- Using the large vine stamp from the First Sight stamp set, ink it up with Crumb Cake ink, then stamp it off once onto a scratch piece of paper, then onto your white (now striped!) panel, in the center.
- Punch a heart from Pink Pirouette cardstock
- Stamp the heart using the splatter stamp from Timeless Textures, using Crumb Cake and again stamping it off once before stamping onto your heart.
- Cut a piece of Gold Glimmer paper, and tail the ends using the Banner Triple punch.
- Adhere the Glimmer paper in the center of your panel.
- Stamp Miss and You from the Crazy About You stamp set using Crumb Cake ink. Do not stamp off in this case, you want the ink full strength. (love this stamp set! Lots of words to make your own sayings!). “Miss” should be stamped to above the glimmer paper on the left side, “You” should be stamped below the glimmer paper on the right side.
- Adhere your heart in the center, using dimensionals.
- For once I didn’t use sequins 😉 But I still wanted a little something-something. I added a few dots of Gold Glitz Dazzling Details for shine.
- TIP: When using Dazzling Details (or other similar product) sometimes you are left with a little tail where the product left the squeeze bottle, or the top of the dot has a funny point to it. To get rid of that, flick the cardstock underneath where you placed the dots. That will help settle the product, giving you a nice rounded sphere.
That is it! I think that I will be making another similar card using flowers as the center image instead of a heart.
The masks that Stampin’ Up offers are wonderful, inexpensive, and can be used in SO many ways! I urge you to check them out and add them to your order if you need a few dollars more to make it to $50 to get a Sale-A-Bration item, or snag a set as part of your Stampin’ Rewards.
As always, let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day!