Hello there, I hope you’re having a lovely day!
Today I felt like playing with pinks and corals which, according to my mood decoder, means that I was a bit more at peace today than yesterday. Do you remember mood rings? I used to love those!
For this background, I heat embossed the Roses All Over background stamp from My Favorite Things. I used Wow! Embossing Pad, white Hero Arts embossing powder, and Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper.
I pulled out Catherine Pooler Coral Cabana and Be Mine inks and blended the in from opposite corners using foam blending tools. I took some extra time to blend the two colors together, where they met along the diagonal, and also used pouncing motions to build up color. Since Bristol Smooth paper has a coated surface, I find that endlessly swiping wipes away color even as I’m trying to add it. I’ve found the pouncing motion to be more effective in building up color to get a more vibrant result.
While the panel was drying, I used a die from the My Favorite Things Twice the Hugs die set to die cut the sentiment four times from white 110# Recollections cardstock and once from Neenah Solar White. I stacked and adhered the letters together, with the Neenah layer on top, to create some dimension.
I trimmed the background to 4″ x 5.25″ and adhered it to an A2-sized panel of Neenah Solar White. Then I used liquid glue to adhere the individual letters to the panel, using the negative space of the die cut as a guide for spacing the letters.
To finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.
Thanks so much for visiting!
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See!! we are totally in sync… I used this same stamp yesterday! not nearly as wonderfully, but there you go being awesome again!
So glad you’re in the pink today!