It's been ridiculously busy at work the past couple of weeks. I've not been able to get into my craft room more than once, and that was to make my AAA Design Team card. This week we're playing with Easter colors. To me that says pastel pinks, blues and yellows. My in-laws are also celebrating their 43rd (!!!!) wedding anniversary this week so I decided this card was going to be an anniversary card for them (rather than an Easter card).
I stamped the tree with Stazon in black as I knew I was going to be blending with Gamsol. I don't know about you but i often find my Stazon black ink doesn't get a great impression first time. As this was such a large stamp I decided to use my MISTI to ensure that I could re-stamp if the impression wasn't great the first time - lucky I did - the inner part of the tree was extremely splotchy the first time!! I stamped again and bam! perfect. LOVE the MISTI!
The tree and blossoms were all colored with 2 shades each and then blended with Gamsol. I also used a white gellyroll from Sakura to create centers for the tiny blue flowers, and a glitter orange gellyroll for the pink flower centers to add a very subtle sparkle. I heat embossed the wonderful sentiment in Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder using Versamark ink. To finish it off, I used some yellow blossom sequins from Simon Says Stamp, attached with Ranger Multi Medium Matte, and popped it all up on foam tape on Neenah 110lb card stock backed with yellow polka dot patterned paper (something from my stash). To finish, i rounded all the corners with the 1/4" corner chomper.
The game is open now until April 11th, there are prizes to be won, and some great inspiration from the rest of the Design Team - make sure you hop on over and enter !
Have a great day,