Hello Friends! Lisa here with this month’s solo post featuring our collaboration with Paper Smooches! I would like to take a moment to thank Paper Smooches for the chance to work with their stamps. Such high quality, stamped perfectly the first time. That makes this stamper very happy! And I just adore the whimsical illustrations from this company. They make me smile.
The challenge this half of the month is one layer cards. Which seem to be simple, yet
sometimes present a bigger challenge. Don’t ask which version of this card this is… ahem.
This was very fun to make, and I used just the one stamp set from Paper Smooches. It comes with some smaller images, three stars and three hearts. I used the three stars on this background, as you can see. Some simple embossing with white embossing powder, on watercolor paper. I also placed two of the sentiments from this set onto my block to get the spacing the way I wanted.
Love that I can place these sentiments together to make longer phrases.
After I embossed, I used some Distress Inks and a mini blending tool to sponge the ink onto the paper. Lighter color all over, concentrating in the middle. Then some darker blue on the edges, and finally some Antique Linen along the edges, which ends up turning a bit green, and makes this look a little bit like a galaxy to me. Which I LOVE! Added some droplets of water mixed in with Perfect Pearls, and that’s the card. So easy to make, and I think it’s very fun. Makes a nice impact on the recipient.
Don’t forget to join us in our challenge for your chance to win a $25 gift voucher to our awesome sponsor, Simon Says Stamp! They had a new release on July 11th. Have you seen it?
Go look, it’s fantastic, as always! My wallet might be hiding.