Friday, May 3, 2013

The World of Imagination…

Hello Crafty Friends -

It is finally May and the weather has warmed up (sorry to my friends who are still getting snow!). And with May comes flowers… pretty pretty flowers which were the inspiration for this card.

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I love this quote from the Stuff to Say stamp set by Tim Holtz and thought it would be perfect for this month’s Inspiration Emporium challenge: Don’t Quote Me… use a favorite quote on your project.  You can find all the details on the IE Blog (there is a fabulous prize!).

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Tip: If you want a more subtle effect when stamping a background with Distress Ink try toning down the color by blotting the inked stamp just a bit with a paper towel, spritzing with a water and then stamping. Peacock Feathers was a bit to strong and overpowered the sentiment so this did the trick for me. :D

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Coupon Alert!  If you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this card. :)

Recipe:
Stamps: Mixed Media and Stuff to Say (Stamper’s Anonymous).
Paper: Basic Black and Kraft (MFT), Choice Snow White (TE) Park Bench designer (Fancy Pants).
Ink: Archival Jet Black (Ranger), Frayed Burlap and Peacock Feathers Distress Stains (Ranger).
Accessories: Black Polka Dot grosgrain and striped ribbon (May Arts), Pewter Pearls (Kaiser), Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Divine Paper Flowers (Prima), Styled Labels dies (Sizzix), foam dimensional tape (TE).

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