Friday, September 10, 2010

Circle of Love

I love this card.  One of my fabulous team members, Roberta Miner, showed us how to make it at our most recent team meeting.  She used the new stamp set, Circle of Love with the new colors Pear and Lagoon.  I also love the little jeweled accents (new Blue and Green Assortment Sparkles - just $2.95 for 108 self-adhesive blue and green rhinestones) that she added.

One way to get the 2-tone stamped image shown above is to ink up the stamp with the lighter color (first) then ink the rest of the stamp with the darker color.  Before you stamp, use a sponge dauber to blend the two colors together.  

Another way to get the 2-tone stamped image is to make a "puddle pad" (I hate that name, makes me think of puppy training).  Put a paper towel or cotton pad on a plate and put the reinker on the pad.  Then just stamp like you would normally.  They also sell "empty" stamp pads (at your local craft store) that you can put the reinker on...but I like the easy way - a paper towel.  (Don't use a towel with too much texture, like the ones with honeycombs in them - the honeycombs show up in your stamped image.  That is, unless you WANT the honeycombs in your stamped image.)

Thanks for sharing, Roberta!

Supplies Used:
Circle of Love stamp set (D1438, $22.95)
Unity stamp set (C1422, $18.95)
Lagoon card stock (X5762, $9.50 for 24 sheets)
Pear card stock (X5764, $9.50 for 24 sheets)
Blue & Green Assortment Sparkles (Z1327, $2.95 for 108 sparkles in 6 shades and 4 sizes)
Colonial White Mini-Medley Accents (Z1276, $4.95)
Sponge Dauber (Z726, $3.95 for set of 3)
Edge Distresser (Z1297, $2.50)