Sending a Smile
I’m trying new ideas for “classes by mail” that only use sentiment stamps. That way, participants can customize the cards to fit their needs.
This one was fun and super easy.
I embossed a Whisper White Cardstock layer with the Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Then I used one of our new Sponge Brayers to add a little bit of Island Indigo and Pool Party ink over the raised areas. And some of the not-so-raised areas. I didn’t try to be precise or cover everything. It was just hit and miss – first with Pool Party and then with Island Indigo so I wouldn’t have to wash my brayer in between or ink up another one.
All that was left was the sentiment and some ribbon. Easy!! I used one of the sentiments from the Love & Affection stamp set and die-cut it (and a Pool Party layer) with the Layering Ovals framelits. It still seemed a bit naked, so I tied a Whisper White Organza ribbon around the edge. This is such a lovely ribbon. I tend to hoard it, because it’s so pretty (and, why, when it’s readily available in the catalog? That’s a mystery to me). And then I forget about it, which is so sad, because it’s so beautiful. It gives a sophisticated touch to any card. And – a huge plus – it takes ink really well. You can mix a few drops of any color classic ink refill with alcohol or water (alcohol gives a little brighter color and dries quicker, in my opinion. But water works too.), add the ribbon and let it sit for a few minutes. Mix it around now and then if you want to be sure it’s evenly dyed. Sometimes it’s nice to have it not perfect, or a little ombre.
So there you go! Easy, fast, and easy to duplicate, even if you don’t have the same sentiments I used.
I’m sharing this smile, because I got a bazillion smiles today. It’s Steph’s birthday, so Mike & I are babysitting so the kids can go out with friends and celebrate. Miss Amelia has been so funny and so charming today. We’ve had a blast! So I felt I should share some of the smiles.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!