WOW!!! Verklempt was a good word for me yesterday. First of all, I don't think I have EVER had so many people visit my blog in one day...and then there were your countless messages and comments on Nichole's blog, my blog and over at my SCS gallery. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so pleased you see the possibilities for this set...they are endless. It's certainly going to be a favourite of mine for years to come.
Today's peak is using one of my favourite stamps out of the bunch! So here's what you are going to LOVE about it. It coordinates perfectly with the 1/2 inch circle from SU!/EK Success. It can be used in 2 different parts (you can break it up like I did for today's card or keep it as a whole) In addition, you can use large brads in the centre of the circles, you can colour the circles or leave them plain...oh the possibilities...just you wait and see!
I began by stamping the images on a 5.5x4.25 acetate sheet*** using white StazOn ink. As many of you know I ADORE clear anything papercraft related. Remember, acetate sheets can be tricky to work with. I suggest starting one designated as practice--accurate pressure is needed to avoided streaking or smudging. Always set aside to dry. Overnight is best.
***overhead sheet,photocopy sheet or transparency
***I purchased mine at Staples. The brand is Highland 701 and it contains 50 sheets 8.5x11 215mm x270mm (78-6969-8593-2)
Next, I punched 6 circles to use as accents in the centre of each circle grouping. This not only creates a 3-d effect but draws the eye to the image because of the contrast in colours. Once I had the punches I "patiently" *lol* placed them under the clear sheet using glue dots and a stylus tool. You could use the tweezer type tools too. And you can see from the photo I placed the hardware and greeting on the card too. The nice thing about the hardware is it is a means of holding the acetate sheet to the card with seeing adhesive.
As a final touch I added this gingham ribbon not only as a means of embellishment but also to hold the acetate sheet to the card.
paper: Stampers Select White by Papertrey Ink, Bashful Blue by SU!, River Rock by SU!
ink: White StazOn
stamps: Shapes by Design (Urban Design by Alli Miles) Papertrey Ink
accessories: Baby Blue Gingham Ribbon by SU!, hodgepodge hardware by SU!
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this stamp...
On another note I added some more pictures to the card below. Make sure you check out the tidbits for that card too! I will be making an announcement regarding my SCS comments later today!