Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope you are wearing some green. :-) Look at this pretty Stampin' Celebration inspiration piece! There were a few different ideas that I had initially, but I finally went with the top right photo as my inspiration. For some reason, it reminded me of the single stamp--Elizabeth. It's a stamp I earned for free during Sale-A-Bration this year, but I hadn't used it yet.
I inked up the Elizabeth stamp with Chocolate Chip craft ink and stamped on Naturals White card stock. Then I heat embossed the image with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder. Next I used my blender pen to color the image with Old Olive and Blushing Bride ink. I also wanted to incorporate a little gold (like in the inspiration photo) so I took a tooth pick and added some highlights with a little Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.
Here's a close up. If you look very closely, you may see a hint of the Shimmer Paint--it's fairly subtle even in real life.
I also had to use my new-to-me Eyelet Border Punch (yes it really has taken me this long to purchase it!) After I punched the Naturals White card stock, I sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink and folded it back and forth to give a little bit more of a lace effect. I also sponged and distressed the right edge of the Naturals White layer, and tucked a small strip of Blushing Bride card stock under.
Thanks so much for visiting today! Make sure to head over to Stampin' Celebration to take a peek. You can see who the Party Guest designer is this week, as well as the new inspiration piece and Design Team samples. And please make sure to play along! We love seeing what you create!
Stamps: Elizabeth, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip craft ink, Old Olive, Blushing Bride
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, Naturals White
Accessories: Blender Pen, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Heat Tool, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Eyelet Border punch, sponge, cutter kit, dimensionals