I am loving playing with the Special Reason stamp set at the moment, so much so that when I woke up at 3AM one morning last week (I have been on a month long rotation of night shifts, my body clock is complete broken by this point!), I chose to get up and make a bunch of cards with this awesome set. I manged to make 5 without too much thinking (good at 3AM) and managed to get my samples completed for my current Online Card Class featuring the same stamp and die bundle too!
I have been stamping this large flower stamp in single coloured ink for a while, but I fancied changing it up a bit today. So I inked it up in Sweet Sugarplum, and then did the stamp rolling technique to add a touch of Rich Razzleberry to the tips of the petals. I’m sure this sounds more complicated than it actually is, and I am almost positive I have a tutorial video using it somewhere (HERE!), but basically you ink up your stamp in a pale colour first, and then roll the edges of the stamp in a darker colour. I would suggest huffing on the stamp before you stamp it, or even lightly misting with water, to encourage the two ink colours to blend a little, otherwise you do end up with a bit of a line where one colour ends and the other starts (as you can see on the top of my flower!)
The rest of the card is pretty simple, once again I am revisiting one of my favourite card layouts… with an embossing folder and a large boarder! And I couldn’t pass up the chance to make a card in my favourite colour… Rich Razzleberry either! The other colour here is Old Olive, used to die cut the leaves and stamp the sentiment. Actually, I’m not sure I have mentioned the sentiments in this set yet… very versatile, and little to fit into the smallest of spaces too! Just lovely.
Question of the day: What is your favourite Stampin’ Up! Colour (past or present!)
I’m always drawn to Rich Razzleberry, I just love purple tones and I think Rich Razzleberry has the edge at the moment… I am still mourning the loss of Blackberry Bliss last June!! lol
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