Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Riot of Fresh Cuts
I don't even know if there's a name for the technique used on the Fresh Cuts background stamp. I started by inking it with Mellow Moss ink and then used the Elegant Eggplant marker directly and randomly on the stamp. Then I huffed on the stamp to moisten the ink and stamped it down on my Confetti Cream cardstock. I used the Cutter Kit to distress the edges of the Elegant Eggplant cardstock and adhered that to the card. I stamped the flower image from the Fresh Cuts stamp set in Elegant Eggplant onto a scrap of Mellow Moss cardstock. Then I punched out the flower using the 5-Petal Flower Punch. TIP: I find it much easier to stamp first and then to punch out so that you can center your image in the punch! Then I sponged the edges of the petals with Elegant Eggplant ink. Using the Mellow Moss and Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon scraps as leaves for the flower, I adhered the flower to the card. I really hope the Pretties Kit will be in the next catalog because I just love it!! The last dimension on the card used the half pearl from the Pretties Kit and Multi-Purpose Glue dipped into Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Everything is better with glitter!!!