I almost cried when I read that Susan was going to take a break from her OLW challenges on her Simplicity blog. Seems popularity is running it's course with her, and she had to cut back somewhere. I wish I had that problem! heehee! But then Jennifer Styles stepped up to the plate and is going to be posting the challenges for a while. I'm grateful for her! Thanks, Jennifer!
The challenge this week is to make a one layer winter holiday card without using white, cream, red, or green for the base. When I first read it, all possibilities went out the window.
Then I had an idea.
This is possibly the fastest card I have ever made. I think it took me longer to ink up my new silver Stazon pad than it did to make the card! Even the simplest card I make can take me a while before I get it 'right'. This just happened, and I love the result!
After I lined up the image and sentiment on my background-sized acrylic block, I inked them both with silver Stazon, and presto! It was almost done. It still looked a little flat to me, so I sprayed some sparkle shimmer spritz over it, and that was just what it needed. That stuff has to be my favorite new product. I find myself reaching for it very frequently.
Stamps - Dasher, Christmas Greetings
Paper - Concord Crush
Ink - silver Stazon
Accessories - sparkle Shimmer Spritz
What is your favorite new product?
ETA - Silver and gold Stazon inks are a good alternative to embossing when using on dark cardstock. The embossing buddy leaves a little powder behind that I can never seem to get rid of, and no matter how careful I am about removing any errant flakes of EP before heating, there are always a few that show up after the image is embossed that 'ruin' the card for me. Stazon eliminates all this and is still fairly shiny. I will still use EP on light colored card stock, but for darker colors, I will always use Stazon for metallic images.