Sunday, July 11, 2010

Dandy Wishes Review Day - Paper Makeup Stamps

Hi everyone! It looks like everyone is having fun commenting on my Paper Makeup Stamps and Color Throwdown blog post from Wednesday (here)! I've never had so many people making comments on my blog before! Such fun! Thanks so much for all the nice things you said about my card! I loved reading them! Remember you have until tomorrow at 11:59 pm to get your CTD card done and comment on the blog hop to win some fabulous prizes! (Check out the CTD blog info about this contest here.) I'm giving away the entire July Paper Makeup Stamps release on my blog, and Katie Cotton (PMS owner) has another prize give away going on...check out the PMS blog here for that information.

Today, we are doing a review of the new set called Dandy Wishes. It's a set that you'll all want to have! It's a nice go to set when you don't want to color. Just stamp, embellish, and go! I sort of did that with this card.
I started with SU's glossy cardstock, a rubber roller, and SU's retired Kaleidacolor ink in Pumpkin Patch. I just rolled the color on the paper and kept going over it so the colors blended in to each other. (When you first roll it on, you can see the separation of colors, so keep rolling until the separation of colors becomes muted.) I love how it sort of looks like a sunset with green grass on the bottom. I then stamped the image in Versafine black ink...big mistake! I used this ink because I like how nice and detailed the images stamp in it. But, it takes a long time for it to dry (even with using a heat tool!) and you can smudge your design. Ask me how I know....can you see some smudges just above the sentiment? Ugghhh!! So use some other ink on the glossy cardstock (note to self!). I stamped the sentiment (part of the set), added the black crystals to each dandelion and on the right side, rounded the two opposite corners, and I was done! I actually had to let it sit overnight, but it would have been done like that had I used a different ink!

Stop by the PMS blog to see what the other girls have done with this set. I've seen one done by PMS DTer Lisa McKinney and it's so pretty! Very different from mine!

I'm actually in Myrtle Beach right now with my girlfriends. One of my teacher friends has a condo there and was nice enough to let us rent it for the weekend. We are still celebrating my birthday (which was in April), but we always get away together once or twice a year for a girls' spa weekend. I have some really great girlfriends and we really enjoy each other's company and always have so much fun together! I hope you are enjoying your weekend! Thanks for stopping by!


Stephanie Zito said...

Wow! So elegant and pretty Lisa!!! I loved your multi-coloured brayered background! I've learned through trial and error to stick with Staz-On when stamping on glossy. Hope you're having a wonderful time in Myrtle Beach!

Crystal said...

Oh my word Lisa the way you did the background looks AMAZING!!! What a stunning card girl!!!! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Anita Hovey said...

Gorgeous really does look like a sunset. Like Stephanie, I use Stazon when I do glossy paper :)

Michelle VP said...

Beautiful silhouette card! :)

Anonymous said...

I love it! That is one technique I really need to try some more. I am jealous about your "weekend" but I hope you are having a fabulous time! You did an awesome job with this :)

Carma said...

Wow!!! This is just absolutely gorgeous. Hope you had a great weekend

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