Hi, all! Michelle Lupton here – I am so excited to once again join the lovely Linda and Mary Dawn at A Blog Named Hero! I contributed to their blog for their Christmastravaganza in December, and now I’m back to share some ideas with shadow inks and Perfect Pearls.
I made wedding invitations in January for a friend (whose wedding, incidentally, is today!! Congratulations to Nina and Chris! ), so I wanted to use the same colour scheme for her wedding card. I pulled out my Hero Arts shadow inks in Raspberry and Soft Brown, and Hero Hues Chalk ink in Latte. I inked up Hero Arts Lotus Background stamp with these colours, using sponge daubers, then stamped onto Stampin’ Up Sahara Sand cardstock. (I then decided I wanted to add some shimmer, so I inked it up again, and spritzed with Perfect Pearls Mist.) Then some judicious trimming and punching into shape, adding some SU Rose Red cardstock and a base of Ivory metallic cardstock (don’t ask me where I got that, it’s been in my stash for YEARS!) and some flowers (an EK Sucess punch I’ve had for donkeys ages) some bling and a glimmer pen from Sakura, and voila!
I had some of the stamped panel left over, so I grabbed a tag die from Papertrey ink, ran it through my Bigshot and made this card:
(The rose red background panel has a stamp from HA “Lotus Leaves” stamped in Versamark. The sentiment on this card is a stamp from Hambo Stamps – the other stamp that goes with this one says “Because I said so, that’s why!” Love it!!)
Incidentally, I originally stamped the sentiment using the Raspberry shadow ink onto the ivory cardstock, but as it is a shiny, metallic cardstock, the ink just smudged. So, a little technique I use when I want to emboss a sentiment using an ink colour that I don’t have in a pigment ink – ink up your stamp in Versamark ink first, then ink it up in the colour you want (in this case, Raspberry), then stamp and emboss with clear embossing powder – it won’t come out as intense as the ink is normally, but you can get a close approximation!
Don’t ink the stamp in the coloured ink first, then Versamark, unless you want your Versamark ink pad to be coloured instead of clear!!
I then had the original panel I had stamped without the perfect pearls left, so I couldn’t let that go to waste, so I made 2 more cards!!
Thanks for visiting – have a great day!