Monday, June 4, 2018

Handwritten Sunshine Wishes with Itty Bitty Greetings

Along with all the birthday celebrations that I've been attending, we had an engagement party to go to this past weekend. I don't very often get to design an engagement card so this was fun to work on. I used three new products, one continuing product that I love and three retired products! See if you can guess what they are before you scroll down much further.

  • One of the new products is a new background stamp called Handwritten, which is a script stamp. I used a couple of techniques with it. One I like to call the Background Whisper Technique. I leave the background stamp face up on the work surface and ink it up, here with the returning Mint Macaron. I placed my watercolour paper on the surface of the stamp very gently and then press lightly in the areas I want the background images to appear in. The other areas get only a very light image or none at all.
  • I then used a fairly wet Aqua Painter, or paint brush, while the ink was still fresh, to spread the ink around and make it bleed around the paper to form a watercolour background. I dried that layer, then added a little more ink, this time Bermuda Bay ink, over top of the previous background, again with the Aqua Painter and dried it with the Heat Tool.
  • I die cut two hearts using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlit Dies, one from retired Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and one from Silver Foil sheets, from which I also die cut the word Congrats from the same die set. The Glimmer paper and the Silver Foil had been mounted on Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets before being die cut, turning them into easily adhered stickers, simply by removing the backing. The sentiment, Congrats, had the same treatment.

  • The "You're Engaged" sentiment is from the new Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, which fills the gap for the newly retired Teeny Tiny Wishes, in case you're missing it. The sentiments are still tiny, but they are a little more up-to-date. It was stamped in Mint Macaron, punched with the old retired Word Window punch (which I refuse to let go of) and mounted on a backing made by the Classic Label Punch using Silver Foil.
  • A little bow made from some retired Shimmer Ribbon in Bermuda Bay, from the Occasions Catalogue, and some Tranquil Tide coloured pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls provided the finishing touches.
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Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List
Heat Tool
Big Shot
Window Word Punch
Window Word Punch
Glue Dots

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