Sunday, March 11, 2012
Celebrate and a tip
I hate to miss Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenges FTTC159 & it had to be done today, so I looked again at the inspiration picture. The card must use at least 3 of the colors & I chose light & dark yellow, a shade of orange, light green, black & white. Color challenges are good for me, since I tend to stick to ones I'm comfortable with & neither yellow or orange would be one of them--LOL! However, how can you think of Spring & not have yellow in the picture? I thoroughly enjoyed putting this card together & hopefully someone will be happy to get it.
Stamp set: Flourishes Fanciful Flourishes
Inks: Brilliance Pearlescent Yellow, Vivid! Yellow, VersaMagic Mango Madness, Versafine Onyx Black
Die: Flourishes Classic Keyhole made by Spellbinders
Gems: Queen & Co Grass Green
Ribbon: Michaels Basic Basic
Almost forgot--here's the tip: I've read that to get the best image with clear stamps, you should put something like a mouse pad under your paper. Today I couldn't get a large wooden stamp to give me a complete, crisp image. So, before I used up the whole ream of paper I decided to try the mouse pad trick. Sure enough--worked great! Now, maybe it was just a coincidence, but give it a try if you're having trouble--even with a wood mounted rubber stamp. Thanks for stopping by--I love to hear your comments. Wishing you a great week, friends.