I had a VERY hard time coming up with a new card this week. I thought for sure that all my ideas had just run out. So, I decided to try shopping!! I went to a small stamping store about 15 miles from my house. I bought a few stamp sets, but what I was really excited about was these gelatos. I’ve seen other people use them, but I just never got around to trying them. They are pretty interesting – they are the consistency of lipstick and remind me a lot of oil pastels. However, they are water soluble, so if you get your hands messy, it literally comes right off with water.
I saw a lot of people on YouTube using them with water. But, when I did that, it seemed like the colors weren’t as bright. So, at least for my first time, I used them dry. Don’t you love the vibrancy of the color?
I also did something else I haven’t done before with the clear embossing. You know how you can do emboss resist on white paper? Well, I decided that I didn’t want my background to be so incredibly white that it was distracting to my flowers, so I inked the paper first, then embossed, then inked again. That way, the background colors were preserved under the embossing in a slightly lighter shade. Does this make sense?
Oh, and I dyed my string again with a Stampin’ Up! marker and some water. Who has green string lying around? It’s so nice to have these options!
Anyway, it was very refreshing to do a little shopping. I’ve never used that as a creative-block-remover before, so I’ll have to use this excuse again, lol!!
Have a great week!
- Stampin’ Up! Awash with Flowers Stamp Set
- Stampin’ Up! Inspired by Nature
- Inkadinkado Thank You Words Stamp Set
- Stampin’ Up! Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, and Wild Wasabi.
- Versamark Ink
- Colorbox Blackbird Chalk Ink
- Stampin Up! Garden Green Marker