Good morning! We are honored to be partnering with our good friends over at Pinkfresh Studios to release this amazingly gorgeous stamp set, You Make a Difference, as part of our ongoing 45th Anniversary celebration!
Here’s what I created using You Make a Difference:
I love the softness of the floral image and decided to to create a somewhat impressionistic card using soft blending and soft edges with a pop of sparkly gold. To start I placed the stamp in my MISTI and stamped it with a no-line ink onto strathmore bristol cardstock. I left the stamp on my MISTI lid and removed the cardstock. First I started by blending worn lipstick distress oxide ink around the edges of the stamp fading to light pink and white in the center.
Then I took tiny pointed cotton swabs, dipped them in various colors of distress oxide ink and used the tips to apply color to the flowers in light circular motions. I focused more of the color on the centers of the flowers and faded out to the edges. The edges aren’t perfect but that’s not what I was aiming for…I wanted that soft, unfocused look that just hints at the idea of flowers and foliage! Once I was happy with the color application I placed the panel back in my MISTI and restamped it with versamark before heat-embossed it with gold tinsel embossing powder. I also stamped the sentiment in the center with versamark and heat-embossed that with gold embossing powder to make the smaller words a little easier to read. Finally I trimmed the panel down, adhered it to a white card base, and finished the card with a few metallic gold sequins!
And that’s it!
To celebrate the release we have three great prizes! One random commenter will win the You Make a Difference stamp set, one will win a $25 gift card to Hero Arts and one will win a $25 gift card to Pinkfresh Studios!! Leave a comment on all the hop stops by Sunday, August 18 at 11:59pm PST and one winner will be chosen randomly from a hop stop and announced next week on the Hero blog!! You should have arrived from Jennifer and Kelly is your next stop!
Thanks so much for stopping by, have a fabulous day, and enjoy the hop!
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Surekha Galagoda says
As always u hv thought out of the box and created a beautiful card which is very soothing to the eye.
Ashley Benoit says
Wow! That is so soft and beautiful. I love the sentiments on this stamps and I love what you have done with the stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration!
Isabel Z says
You are such a talented artist!
Susan King says
Such a beautiful stamp set ad I love the colors you chose! So feminine!
susie sonnier says
WOW what an impact. great card
nancy f says
Awesome stamp set and beautiful cards!
Stunning card! What a beautiful stamp set! It’s always nice to see companies lifting each other instead of tearing each other apart! Great job!
Kim U says
This is so pretty!
Nancy R. says
I love the pink with the gold emboss. Also, thanks for the new (to me) idea of swabbing on color!
Sharon O says
I’ve used cotton swabs to ink my stamped images but never with the beautiful results you obtained on this gorgeous card!
Melissa R says
This is a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.
Vickie D says
Love how you added soft colors to this card!
Sharon Vincz says
Love the peachy color with the gold. Elegant.
Billie Sue Woolley says
What a beautiful card. Love the blush pinks with gold.
Beautiful stamp set
Debbie Rumpza says
Oooh.I love this, Jessica. The pink background is so pretty! Especially with gold.
Beautiful ink blending! I love the gold and the sequins!
Beautiful! I love the gold embossing and the soft ink blending.
Sarah Biswabic says
Your card is so beautiful with the soft pink color and flowers.
This card is beautiful. Love the stamp set and how you used the gold embossing to make the card.
Mary Holshouser says
Love the stamp. Makes a beautiful frame.
The use of the gold embossing and the
delicate pinks for the background is
wonderful. Great card. thanks
for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com
Peggy M says
Very beautiful! I am new to card creating soI really appreciate all the ideas and help! Thank you!
Beautiful card. Love the soft effect
Joan Walker says
Such a beautiful card and stamp set. Thank you for sharing.
I adore the stamp set and your delicate card!