Hey there, today is my sister and her husband’s 27th wedding anniversary! Congratulations Lisa and Bill!! Twenty-seven years is a loooong time, LOL! I wanted to make a simple, yet elegant card that would mail well. Since all my family is living far away, most of the cards I make to use myself have to be flat or else I have to put extra postage on them. Buttons are really hard on the postal machines, even pearls and rhinestones aren’t good, so I’m always excited when I come up with a design I like that is flat. To make this image, I used markers to ink up the stamp in blue, green, and pink. Then I huff on the stamp, and stamp on a scrap of white card stock.
What is huffing, you say? Well, I put my inked up stamp on the table, ink side up, and bend way over so my nose is almost touching the table. I open my mouth, take a deep lungful, and haaaaah on the stamp, emptying my lungs. It’s like 5 or 6 seconds worth of hot breath coating the stamp, moistening the ink back up. I then grab the stamp, and stamp it on the paper. The result is about 90% of the time perfect. Incidentally, this is also how I attach all my clear cling stamps. A good 5-6 second huff and then 5-6 seconds of pressure with the clear block is usually all it takes to get a really good seal.
Anyway, I cut my bird and branch image out using an Apothecary Accents framelit shape and colored it with a Blender Pen. The sparkly background shape is created by cutting the same shape using the framelit, then slicing it in half lengthwise, and spreading it just a little, then attaching it to the back of the white card stock shape.
Paper: Whisper White (#100730), Silver Glimmer Paper (#124005)
Ink: Island Indigo (#126986), Gumball Green (#126861), Primrose Petals (#126858)
Stamps: Easy Events, Baroque Motifs
Tools, Etc.: Apothecary Accents Framelits (#127003), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335), Blender Pens (#102845)