Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Life's Simple Pleasures
The Garden Silhouette is one of the new rubber stamp sets making it's debut this month from Sparkle N Sprinkle. Although there are several images with this set, as a cat person, I knew right away which one I was going to play with.
The image is stamped with VersaMark ink and heat set with Blackened Bronze mixed media embossing powder. These mixed media embossing powders leave a halo around an image, so you need to be selective on which types of images you use them on. (Be sure to watch the video to see lots of great ways to use these new powders.) It did leave a halo around the silhouette, but on the blue cardstock, it looks more like a shadow - so I was ok with the halo. Also note that the halo effect looks much starker/harsher in the up-close photos than it does in person. The sentiment, part of the set was stamped with Distress Ink (Salty Ocean) and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder.
The lattice behind the focal point is a Spellbinders background die (Criss Cross) that is covered with Opaline embossing powder to give it a soft shimmer. Most of the butterflies are from punches and were given to me. I spiced them up a bit by scribbling a Sakura glue pen on the wings and added Cloud Nine Velvet glitter. The very small butterflies are from the Butterflies Delight die by Memory Box. The banner, a die from MFT (Fishtail Flags Stax), is also heat set with Opaline embossing powder. The edges of the card base is distressed with Distress Inks (Spun Sugar, Tea Dye) as is the blue card stock (Salty Ocean).