SUO challenged us to design a clean and simple card with lots of white space. I was in the mood to play with some new stamps, so I reached for a recent gift I received, the Timeless Talk set. The telephone image captured my eye and I decided that would be my entire focal point with a simple candy dot embellishment for the phone’s dial. I liked the tone the Raspberry Ripple created beside the Basic Black, so I selected that color for my matte, as well as for coloring the candy dot. I was clipping along assembling my card, thinking, “Wow, this card is coming together in record time!” – When all of a sudden, I hit a roadblock… So, here’s what I learned after multiple attempts to stamp a clear greeting. Due to the greeting’s letter style, this greeting does not work particularly well with Versamark; I tried the ink pad, as well as the pen, and was unable to achieve an even/clear greeting. Second lesson learned, some of the rubber on my greeting needs to be trimmed away; no matter how I stamped the greeting, it continually left a faint border on the bottom left. After five tries though, I said to myself “This is a handmade card; the “extra” ink simply adds an authentic touch of truly being handmade!” I walked away pleased with the card and a smile on my face.
STAMPIN UP STAMP(S): Timeless Talk
STAMPIN UP INK: Versamark
STAMPIN UP CARDSTOCK/DSP: Raspberry Ripple, Basic Black, Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: Black embossing powder, heat tool, white candy dot colored with Raspberry Ripple