Happy 4th of July!!
Sorry for the later-than-usual post today! Believe it or not, I slept until 10:00! It’s all those 6-hour nights of sleep this week. The kids are going to bed so late this summer, so I am going to bed even later. Then, I was leisurely eating my breakfast and suddenly thought, my blog!
Remember I told you several weeks ago that I was on a buying binge? Well, I’m still powering through all these new products! I also told you that I branched out into some new brands. This week I’m working with a couple of stamp sets from Stamps of Life. I bought them at the scrapbook convention here about a month ago. I really like them – very cute but at the same time very functional. They are really sticky and ink up awesomely. I used Versafine, Versamagic, and Colorbox Chalk Inks on them – they all worked great.
I brushed on Crystal Effects to make the jar glossy. It worked great, but what would have probably worked a little better would be several layers of clear embossing, similar to how I did the heart on THIS CARD. I didn’t want to spend the time with all that embossing, so I took the short cut!
The jar top is wet and crumpled paper – very easy to do and creates a pretty dramatic texture. I forgot to take a picture of the inside of the card. It says, “Candy makes everything better!”. I show it in the video.
Funny thing happened (well, not really). Right after I turned off the video camera, I dropped a black ink pad right on the card!!! Have you ever done that? OMGosh I was so mad. I tried to fix it, but it just couldn’t be fixed. So… the photo above is the first version I made, not the one from the video. The only difference is that I used Blackbird Chalk Ink in the photo and Versafine Black Ink in the video. The Chalk Ink absorbs better into the paper, but it also fades a little bit. The Versafine ink was a very dark black, but it didn’t absorb as well. I preferred the Versafine, only because I liked the rich look of the black.
- Stamps of Life jar4candy Stamp Set
- Stamps of Life candy2share Stamp Set
- Hero Arts Sweet Threads Background Stamp (on sale now for $8.39!)
- Ranger Spun Sugar Distress Ink
- VersaFine Black Ink
- VersaMagic Sea Breeze Chalk Ink
- VersaMagic Key Lime Chalk Ink
- Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso Marker