Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hello Gorgeous

Hello gorgeous!  Yes, you!  It's me, Shay, with a bright and happy card to share with you today.

I love using embossing powder and Distress Inks with my stamps.  A whole lot of creative play can be done by using those key ingredients, don't you think?


I pulled out the script heart from You've Got Love Mail and inked it up with Versamark and got to stamping on a piece of watercolor paper.  I heat embossed the hearts in stages with white embossing powder.  After I finished the heart pattern I pulled out Distress Ink in fired brick, spice marmalade, mustard seed, mowed lawn and broken china.  I smeared some of the ink onto an acrylic block and used a water brush to pick up the ink and add horizontal stripes of the color in a rainbow pattern.  With a damp rag I wiped off the embossed section to remove the ink.  

On a banner I die cut using a Papertrey Ink die, I stamped "hello" from The Big, the Bold, and the Happy and "gorgeous" from The Big, the Bold and You in onyx black Versafine ink.  I adhered that onto a piece of black cardstock and to the heart panel with foam dimensional adhesive.  Then I adhered the hearts panel with foam dimensional adhesive to a strip of black cardstock attached to a white card base.


I finished up the card with some sequins, of course (I may need to enter a sequins support group soon!).

Hope you've enjoyed today's card and your Wednesday is as fabulous as you are!

Shay + Winnie (who is dozing loudly and contentedly in her studio chair)


  1. I do agree..and your card is ...Gorgeous!! TFS Shay and Hi Winnie! :D

  2. Fabulous card! I love that you left the little binder fringe on the end!! <3

  3. Super cool card Shay! Looks like you had lots of fun in its creation.

  4. Hi I just found your blog and your lovely stamps.....your card is gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing your creativity here, thanks for sharing and hi from the UK

  5. What a beautiful card I love the colors and the embossing!


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