First up is my entry for PTI MIM Shadow Backgrounds. I used stamps & dies from The Sweet Life.
For the shadow stamping I used white pigment ink on Smokey Shadow cardstock. It was a little tricky to use the cluster image in a row & have it look right. I didn't want to start over & all I really needed was to cover the edges. That was easily accomplished by trimming a panel of white cardstock & attaching it with fun foam. Actually, I like this better than my first plan anyway! The focal point is made by stamping the 2 detail layers in Pale Peony & Berry Sorbet onto a die cut of Sweet Blush cardstock. Must have taken me 1/2 hr to get the layers lined up--sheesh! Now that I have the stamps in place in my Mini MISTI I'm stamping a bunch of die cuts in various colors. The leaves are Soft Stone die cuts stamped in Soft Stone ink. The sentiment is stamped in black & the dots are Pico Embellisher which I seem to have much better luck using than Nuvo Drops. I think this sentiment works for a birthday card celebrating someone's life. I'm also entering Stamping Sensations.
Next is my first card using the SSS Floral Cluster die. Doubt I'll have the patience to use it this way again, but I do like the artsy look from the interior pieces without the outline.