June 25, 2016

Shimmer Challenge Card

I made this card for the Simon Says Stamp shimmer challenge.

It's my first time using this Altenew stamp set, which is my excuse for why the flower is upside down. :)

My first step was die cutting the scalloped frame out of black cardstock.

I stamped the largest flower background using the Perfect Pearls medium, then dusted it with purple powder.  I then used a purple Encore pigment ink , which is metallic, to stamp one of the inside detail stamps over top.  The ink pulled off some of the powder, giving it some interesting dimension.

I masked the flower and stamped the leaves on either side, using the medium and green powder.

I stamped the sentiment using the purple pigment ink.

To finish the card I mounted it on a piece of dark purple cardstock and then a lighter purple card base.

It's not easy to see the shimmer in the photo, but it's awesome in real life.  Here's a close-up that gives a bit more of an idea.

June 10, 2016

Swan Card

I made this card for Simon Says Stamp's Father's Day/For a Guy challenge.  While swans and bullrushes/cattails aren't masculine, per say, my father LOVED nature and it's the kind of card he would have loved.