Hi, Stamping Friends!
Having kids and a granddaughter has made me a fan of kids’ movies. One of my favorites is Balto. I’ve seen it many times and I still tear up every time I watch it. That’s probably a no-brainer since I’m an animal lover. And, of course, I have always rooted for the underdog, even when I was a small child.
I’ve also been a fan of the Northern Lights. That may be because I’m a Southerner, and we don’t have Northern Lights. (Ok – for all of you in the Deep South – Virginia is still a Southern state, and some of us in Northwestern Virginia – despite the proximity to Washington, DC and more “northern” states – still consider us “South.”) Anyway, the Northern Lights fascinate me, so here’s my nod to them.
If you have followed me for the past six months or more, you probably know that I’m also a huge fan of the Stampin’ Up! Pigment Sprinkles. And so I used them to create this card.
First, I stamped the stars from the Stargazing Stamp in Versamark Ink on Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. I embossed with the Shimmery White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, because stars have to shimmer, right?
After I heat set the stars, I sprinkled some Gorgeous Grape Pigment Sprinkles across the middle of the paper, then spritzed with water in a Stampin’ Spritzer. Next, I sprinkled some Bermuda Bay Pigment Sprinkles and spritzed again. And finally, I sprinkled some Melon Mambo Pigment Sprinkles around the corners and spritzed again.
You can’t tell from the photo, but the stars shine amazingly bright among the pigment colors. When Mike saw the rough and wet result, he said, “ugh!” I told him to just wait. When he came home, I showed him the finished project and he loved it!
After the spritzed sprinkles dried, I added it to a Bermuda Bay layer and then to a Gorgeous Grape card base. I stamped the sentiment in Melon Mambo Classic Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, then used the Layering Ovals Dies to diecut the sentiment. I also added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card. I am so happy with the way it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!