My wonderful DT buddy and talented designer Ann (Raindrop Echo Designs) just recently awed me with a set of new Nestabilitie-friendly digital stamps called Dressed Up Shapes. I love those to bits and had to have a play as soon as I could. The stamp I used is called Leafy Frame and I put in the sentiment from the set called Amongst the Stars Sentiments.
And when I said "playtime" I really meant that I played a lot, lol. I tried a lot of different looks before settling to that one and spent about 3.5 hours making that fairly simple card. Yup. That's me. Inefficient and quite OK with it.
I printed the frame onto pearlescent paper first and glittered using Stickum Powder (it's an embossing powder like substance that becomes an adhesive when heated, similar one is Sticky Stuff by Judikins and Heat and Stick by Stampin' Up), then heat set it again to firmly keep the glitter in place. Next I printed the sentiment into the frame and embossed with clear detail powder. I sponged some Antique linen all over the panel to take the crisp whiteness away - and that's pretty much it.
I printed the frame at 8.4 cm width, that makes a lovely fit for second biggest Nestability matching die.
I used pearly paper because due to it's coated surface ink dries very slowly on it, so embossing is possible. If you don't have pearlescent paper, just cover ANY paper with thin coat of Matte Medium, let it dry (or blast with heat gun if you're anything like me...) and you're good to go. There's A LOT of fun to be had with glitter, embossing powders and digital stamps!
The papers are from Basic Grey Nook and Pantry collection and the felt stars I found in a neglected box of Christmas decorations.
I would like to enter following challenges:
Sweet Sunday Sketch - sketch
Crafty Pad - Distressed or Torn Edges
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Shine On You Crazy Diamond
City Crafter Challenge Blog - A vintage creation inspired by Rome, the Eternal City
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Focus on the Sentiment
Alphabet Challenge - Y is for Yellow
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge - Stitching, real or faux
Marks Finest Paper - stitching
Thanks for looking and happy crafting!!