A lovely wish with a pretty background of layered pansies created with a background stamp and embossing resist with Gelatos.
A few weeks ago I was the winner on an Impression Obsession challenge. For that win, I got a $25 gift certificate to get some wonderful goodies from their online shop. One of the items I got is the Cover-a-Card Layered Pansies. So, this is the stamp I decided to use as the main focus of my project today.
I used the Misti to stamp the lovely large background stamp. Since the stamp is bigger than the A2 (4.25" x 5.5") panel, I put removable adhesive on the back of the panel and positioned it on the stamp before closing the Misti to place the panel on the 'paper' side. Exactly opposite what I normally do to place stamps in the Misti *laugh*
I stamped with VersaMark and embossed with Pearl powder. This gave me a lovely lightly pearled white on white look which I might use like this in a future project. But not this time :)
I used a wet wipe with Gelatos to add colour to the panel. The embossing acted like a resist. I used all four blues from the blue set and two greens from the green set. This is the first full project I've done using the Gelatos and I am loving them. I used Elizabeth Craft Designs soft finish cardstock for the panel because it's what I had handily already trimmed to the size I wanted. I'm so glad I did, though, since the slightly pebbly finish of the card stock was perfect for this. The colour went heavier into the recesses with just a light brush on the top. This gives the whole panel a slightly pearly look.
The panel with just the colours and embossing is so lovely I didn't want to cover it up.
I decided to use vellum for the sentiment. I embossed the 'Wishes' with a lovely powder from Emerald Creek. I stamped the 'Sending' with midnight blue Stazon. I was going to put 'Birthday' from the same set but.. umm.. it fell on my floor and promptly disappeared *sniffle*. I couldn't find it last night. Oh, and I still have the "Wishes" die on my wishlist. I love the stamp set but still want the matching die, too.
I anchored the vellum on the backside of the panel and adhered the panel to a card base. I left the inside blank for a personal message. It's a simple card but with a lot of pizazz. I loved making this card and will definitely do more with the lovely Layered Pansies. I'm so glad I got it. I am also so thankful I won the gift card so I could get it :)
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