1.21.2008

Played in the snow all afternoon...

So, I fully intended to start on my Valentines today since i took the day off... But i had this stamp set ( which i have never played with before) on the edge of my table. So i started out with a sheet of Su Glossy white cardstock ( that i cut into quarters) This was the first attempt. I stamped the large snowflake with Ranger clear resist ink on the white glossy then heat set it and rubbed some color box fluid chalk ink ( Ice blue) and some Versamagic aspen mist dew drop ink over the top of it. ( the dew drops chalk ink does not seem to stain or settle very well on the glossy it rubs almost completely off) this was very subtle looking and not quite what i was looking for but, i do love the colors of this. so then i stamped the snowflake again over the top of it all with a chalk ink in Prussian Blue. The Hero Arts Delight word border was stamped with versamark then heat embossed with Ranger Seafoam White powder. The mat on this is blue bayou and the pale blue is Soft Sky. the photo corners i ( think could be heidi swapp) and the little pearls are from MM. this is an a-2 sized card.
This was the second try and on this one, i had some of that Prussian blue ink left on the stamp and just started randomly stamping the glossy with it. so these are 2nd, third, fourth generation images and so on and so on. The mat on it is Not Quite Navy, the Soft Sky cardstock has the Fine Lace background stamped on it with Not Quite Navy ink and the mat of that is Blue Bayou. the brads are unknown, the Stampendous Enjoy is stamped with versamark on blue bayou and heat embossed with seafoam white powder then punched with an Martha Stewart tag punch. the silver thread is the old style ( unravels) from SU and the blue satin ribbon was an ebay seller rak. the White columns card base is from Neenah. Its 6 inches Square in real life.
Since the first attempt the background snowflakes did not pop the way i had thought they would this time i tried stamping them in versamark then heat embossing them in the seafoam white. so when i got to the rub some chalk ink on the glossy part those white snowflakes turned pale blue and aqua. ( still not quite what I was hoping for) I then over stamped the snowflakes in Prussian Blue and heat set it all, the mat is Blue Bayou and trimmed with mini pinking deco scissors, the card base is Soft Sky and the ribbon is unknown, the Sparkle crystals are from Heidi Swapp. this one is also a-2 in size. The sentiment of this one is from SU also and done in Palette Noir Black.
ah ha i figured that resist pad out, you gotta go dark and bold...
this was the last quarter and instead of using the chalk ink pads i switched over to dye pads. the Vibrant blue is Nick Bantock Cerulean Azure and the second color is Not Quite Navy. The mat is Shimmery White and the sentiment is stamped on a large su oval punchie of that with Not Quite Navy also. ( which ended up being too pale when it dried) I added some clear stickles glitter glue to the snowflakes and then the Black for Drama. the Black ribbon is from May Arts, the Pearl mini brads are from Lasting Impressions and the Black linen cardbase is from Neenah. the tealish blue mat is (really flimsy stuff) that came in a huge pack from Costco a long time ago. ( its only good for mats) This one is 5X7 in real life. tfl.

5 comments:

reflections:0) said...

Wow! Stac, these are al great...:0)



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Becky in East Tennessee said...

WOW! These look amazing!! I looooove them! VERY VERY cool.

Karen said...

I'm loving these cards. The last one just keeps bringing me back to it. Actually, they all having me take another look at that set too!

Sandy said...

Oh so pretty Stacy! Yowsa!! Beautiful work as always!

ThatOtherSharon said...

OK, I've re-read it three times now, and STILL didn't see the name of those snowflake stamps.

BEAUTIFUL cards. One of these days, these detailed descriptions are going to make sense to me!!!

xoxoxo
tos