This week we are looking at Love & Sympathy cards and projects on pages 44-55.
I have chosen the cute card on page 54 using the super sweet Weather Together Bundle.
Today we did the baby wipe technique in class so I made this card using Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party and Pacific Point inks. The variegation in the colours is a really nice effect and works well with stamps of a medium size. Although it works best with solid image stamps I was really pleased with this line image version.
To create a solid patch of colour to stamp the sentiment stamp I simply used one of the larger stamps from Timeless Texture stamped repeatedly to cover a small area.
I really love the script in this set and the "Thanks" had gone unnoticed until today but I love it
One tip I have for you today relates to rubber stamps.
When you get your next set keep the background red rubber sheet and cut the largest solid piece you can from it. If you have an old wooden block lying around mount it on this and then you can use it to stamp solid areas. It is also a really useful tool for creating a smooth coloured background similar to sponging. You can see my stamp in the second photo. I have used this to colour in the clouds after I cut them out. I used my baby wipe inkpad to ink up the stamp, then stamped it in a circular smooth motion over the shape (use like sponging) And also to "fill in" some background colour over the lines in the brolly.
Also when your baby wipe pad is nearly faded, use it with a texture stamp to create a coloured border on the edge of your envelope. - I know we all don't like to waste anything!!!!
I hope you find some useful tips here. Thanks for looking tonight and don't forget we love to see what you create also. Add your project from any of the challenges on this month.
Next on the hop tonight is the fabulous Bronwyn, so check out her amazing project.
Thanks for looking, Hope you find some time to be creative this week,