I hope everyone had an awesome holiday weekend! We hung out with friends and did lots of yard work! I love having Matthew home and when the weather is nice, it's like a double bonus!
We're starting a new challenge today at Tuesday Throwdown - Proud of You! Our awesome sponsor is Sami Stamps! She has provided everyone with adorable images to use. I've chosen the Umbrella Pals image for my card:
Zig Zag Dots Stencil from Simon Says Stamp and some white pigment ink. I inked the stencil up over some Midnight Green cardstock. Then grabbed a Lawn Fawn paper that worked perfectly from the Sweater Weather pack for my background.
I trimmed out my image, leaving a little white border around the edge. This helps to separate your image from dark or busy backgrounds.
To get my images lined up on my card panel where I wanted them, I put everything into a cd case (my make-shift "misti") and positioned it all on my card. Then closed the lid so the stamps would transfer to that, and inked it up. I first inked them with VersaMark, then with Hero Arts Black ink. This allowed there to be a sticky top layer over the stamps so that I could apply clear embossing powder and heat set it.
Once that was embossed, I added my image with some foam tape and that was it!
I hope you will join us for this fun challenge!
Thanks for visiting! <3