The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Mr Cardmaker has Depth

Well, it's long over, but I got this great stamp set from Stampin' Up during the 2016 Sale-a-bration, and I had some good fun with it.

I made this--

I LURVE big, chunky fonts like this, so I was all over it when I saw it. I made a panel using lots of the stamps in the kit, and did some second generation stamping with the flowers and sprigs.

I stamped the big sentiment in bright orange, and the flowers in peach.
I liked them together, but it was a bit of a stark jump from one color to the other.

With my waterbrush, I roughly went over the tops of the orange letters with my peach ink, and because I was using a water soluble orange ink, I was able to do a nice blend of the two colors. It was a really nice gradient, and it made the two colors work together much better! I went really quickly, and did not try to be really fussy about it at all.

I matted my panel on some navy cardstock, and mounted that onto a gray card base that I previously stamped in gray ink with a woodgrain stamp from Hero Arts. A doily and some navy and white baker's twine finishes it off.

Or so I thought!
At the last minute before sending this card, I grabbed my clear Wink of Stella brush pen and hit the peach/orange letters with a slick of shiny stuff. Because, shiny, of course. No photo of that one, I fear.

One last look--

This one went to our niece Jessica. I hope she likes it!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
All Best--


  1. Truth be told, I don't like big chunky sentiments, but you sure made this delicious. The colors are fantastic. Love it.

  2. Haha, love your post title, Richard! You really showcased that big chunky font perfectly!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Absolutely yummy! Love the colors and the whimsical stamping of the background flowers! Great contrast with the chunky sentiment. And that bit of doily peeking out the top is fab! I have this set too - you're making me want to pull it down and use it today! I never thought it could look this good!


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