Splendid Thoughts Mystery Card #4
Happy October 31, everyone! I should have a spooky card today, but I don’t. I did make one, but I gave it to my daughter-in-law for her birthday earlier in October. Can you believe tomorrow is November 1?
Our weekend was so much fun! All the kids came over Saturday for tacos and pumpkin carving and cookie decorating. I forgot to take pictures, but Stephanie and Katelyn did a beautiful job on their pumpkins, and Adrianna, Garrett, and Amelia are fabulous cookie decorators. I did get a picture of the cookies.
Didn’t they do a great job? I just noticed the mole (or maybe it’s a wart) on the witch’s nose. So cute! And they taste as good as they look! Jon, Wes, and Mike cheered everyone on. I also carved a pumpkin, but we have learned that’s not my forte!
Here’s the fourth Mystery Card using the Splendid Thoughts Bundle from Stampin’ Up!®.
I loved making this card. it was very simple, but it’s so pretty. The design will work for any occasion too.
This was supposed to be a one layer card, but I decided to use a separate Basic White layer for the sponging and masking. This is another card from Shannon West. She is so awesome! Shannon used the new Stampin’ Up!® Masking Paper to mask the areas to blend the ink. I haven’t gotten the Masking Paper yet, so I used 5″ long Post-it Notes. They worked perfectly. I masked off a 1″ area about 1/3-1/2 of the way down the 4″ x 5-1/4″ card stock. Then, using a Blending Brush, I added Fresh Freesia ink a little over halfway across the horizontal strip. Then I used Gorgeous Grape on the other side of the strip, overlapping a bit to blend the colors.
After I moved the masks down to mask off another 1″ strip, I blended Gorgeous Grape on the left and Orchid Oasis on the right. I love purples, but any three “close” colors will work. I think Shannon used Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, and Cajun Craze for a beautiful fall card. Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, and Pool Party would also be pretty, I think. Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, and Garden Green would also work well.
Here’s a tip – If you start with the lightest color and move to the medium, and then the darkest, you can use one brush. I rub it over my grid paper between colors, but you don’t have to be sure it’s super clean before moving to a darker color. Because, let’s face it, cleaning is an important part of the process, but it’s not the most fun.
After I was happy with the sponging, I stamped the flower two times and the bee once using the Orchid Oasis Ink. The sentiment is also in Orchid Oasis. I added a few Iridescent Rhinestone Gems, then colored over my blended stripes with a little Clear Wink of Stella for a little extra sparkle. Hopefully that will distract from the flubbed bee. (I accidentally dropped the stamp. Sheesh!) I will probably stamp another one on a scrap piece of Basic White Cardstock, die-cut it with the Splendid Stems Dies and layer it over the original. I adhered this layer to a Basic White card base.
I have loved these Mystery Stamping events! It’s been fun seeing all the ways to use the same bundle!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!