Surprise!! It’s me again- Lesley! Due to technical challenges, Melissa B isn’t able to join us today, so instead I offered to jump in to share another one of my projects on the blog today.
To make this card, I decided to use the ‘beautiful’ image from the ‘<a href=”http://shop.honeybeestamps.com/beautiful-life-4×6-stamp-set/”>Beautiful Life</a>’ stamp set to create a subtle background panel for my card. To do this I mounted the stamp on the door of my MISTI tool and then stamped it in grey ink – I used Fog ink from SimonSaysStamp. Then, using the grids on my MISTI I moved the cardstock down about an inch and stamped again. I repeated this until I had five stamped words which creates a soft and subtle backdrop for the card.
Next I took a few of the smaller stamps such as the hearts, sequins and lips from <a href=”http://shop.honeybeestamps.com/beautiful-life-4×6-stamp-set/”>this set</a> and the <a href=”http://shop.honeybeestamps.com/special-delivery-4×6-stamp-set/”>Special Delivery</a> stamp set, and filled in some of the gaps between the words. This gave the stamped panel a more cohesive and rectangular look.
I love the look of teal with grey – and so I used SSS mint and SSS teal ink to stamp the gorgeous little heart images from the Beautiful Life stamp set. There is a solid image and a brush stroke image that layers right on top to create a gorgeous finished image!
Before sticking the hearts onto the card, I cut a length of crochet twine and laid it down on the card to create a fun texture to the card – I used little dots of Ranger multi medium matt to stick this in place, and rested an acrylic block on top whilst the glue dried. Then all I needed to do was add a small embossed message, also from the <a href=”http://shop.honeybeestamps.com/special-delivery-4×6-stamp-set/”>Special Delivery </a>stamp set, and add some of the <a href=”http://shop.honeybeestamps.com/diamonds/”>diamond</a> embellishments to the card as a finishing touch!
Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you have enjoyed today’s card.
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