Hello my fabulous friends!
For those of you joining me for the Creative Inspirations Birthday blog hop, WELCOME! For those of my friends who are frequent visitors... Thanks for joining me again!
If you are here on the hop, you should be arriving here from Irit's blog... if not, go ahead and start from the beginning at the CI blog. You don't want to miss any of the inspiration the amazing people on the design team have to share!
Sometimes a simple card is just what is needed to brighten someone's day.
But simple doesn't mean boring. =)
Look at this fabulous texture! I'm not sure what kind of fibers it is, but it took the CI color fabulously. I simply put the fibers into a little plastic baggie with some Sapphire CI paint and some water. After squishing it around, I took it back out and dried it. I love how mottled it looks... the darks and lights of color blend wonderfully together!
The only way I could think to attach the thin fibers was to run some red liner tape around the edges. Because of the openings of the fibers, there was a lot of exposed sticky... To fix this problem (and add a sparkling border), I rubbed on some Angel Dust Resplendence. Beautiful.
For the tag, I stamped the image with a combination of Distress Ink and VersaMark. I then sprinkled on some Simple Stick powder (by a.muse). Following the directions on the jar, I heated the powder from below, then covered the now sticky image with more Angel Dust Resplendence. Again, I heated from below, then shook off the extra Resplendence. This is a great way to cover a stamped image with sparkle!
After die cutting the tag, I used my finger to rub Tickled Pink CI paint on the edges. I love the bit of color and sparkle!
Now on to the next stop of the hop... Head on over to Kendra's!
And don't forget, Creative Inspirations Paint is on sale all August!
Paper: Watercolor paper, white cardstock
Ink: Distress, VeraMark
Stamps: Basic Grey "Cakes", Inspired by Stamping "Fancy Labels 18"
Dies: Spellbinders "Labels 18"
Creative Inspirations: Paint (Sapphire, Tickled Pink), Resplendence (Angel Dust)
Other: ribbon, fibers