Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Couple More Father's Day Cards

Here's a couple more Father's Day cards I gave out.

I used just 1 stamp set on this card,  My Champ (in the Dude category).  But I also used one of our new punches, This Way,  and the handle.  I am amazed how easily this system punches!!  I hold my punches upside down to see where my paper is in the punch and, even with the size, it is easy to punch.

I layered the punches and used the same card stocks (from my scrap bucket).  I also used Kiwi Slice ink.  I tried stamping off when making the background but this new formulation, True Fusion, doesn't give a great image when doing that.  I have been informed that stamping off on an acrylic block instead of scrap paper does a much better job.

While I was purging unloved items (over 200 stamps and sets, 2 boxes of punches, and 2 boxes of embellishments & more and still going)  from my craft room I came across some polished store bits and pieces.  This gorgeous blue had silver in its background so I stamped one of the stars from the Star Bright set (Inspiration category) with our new Silver ink (unfortunately the picture doesn't come up but I think it comes with a reinker).

The text is also from the same stamp set.  I used Pool Play card stock to layer and added some Blue Skies sequins.

I came across more than just this blue polished stone piece.  I also found a red with gold highlights so I stamped the heart from the Special Day stamp set.

It's really hard to photograph this piece as it's so glossy. In real life the red is almost a burgundy, very rich in color.

I used the new Gold ink.  I do recommend to heat set these 2 new inks especially on glossy as they will take a LONG time to dry.  Now to figure out what kind of card to make from this....   Any suggestions?

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