So let me tell you, this card is Wendy's favorite card from this month's Stamp-A-Stack class. This is Wendy's favorite card because she loves sunsets and sunrises! Isn't that crazy? Who is up at sunrise? Ok, I know some of you are, but I am not! And if I am up at sunrise, it's just something unbelievable. So it's good to see that the inside of this card says "Some things have to be believed to be seen". We did this as a play on words for a graduation if you wanted to do it. It could also be a thinking of you card.
We used the stamp set that is retiring called "Just Believe". These stamp sets are only available to order until Friday May 31st! It is sad to see some of our favorites go! Make sure to order them before time runs out!
And we used glossy white paper! And glossy white paper is also being RETIRED! They did not come out with a replacement in the new catalog so we can now sell you glossy white paper by the sheet. So don't worry, we will have some available for you to do all your techniques!
So this card is on a base of Wisteria Wonder Card Stock. Then we took a piece a glossy white card stock that was cut to the step down size. (It would be the same size as the black card stock you can see in the picture) and then we stamped with Stazon ink just the big flower part of "Just Believe". Now, remember when you stamp on glossy paper it moves a little bit so be very careful to set is down. And then use your heat tool to heat the stazon ink until it is totally dry.
Then take your daubers to create the sunset. I used 3 different color inks for this even though it looks like 4. I used Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose and Wisteria Wonder. I started with the yellow on the bottom where I wanted it, I did more yellow than the other colors because I knew when I rubbed Regal Rose on, it would mix with the yellow to create that orange shade. Then I used Wisteria Wonder at the top. That color looks more black than purple. You know how the darker clouds when you are looking at a sunset look almost black. This looks similar to that. If you wanted a more purpely sunset you might want to use Perfect Plum instead. And I rubbed the ink all the way across the piece of paper. You want to stamp this in the middle of the glossy white card stock as you will be cutting off the bottom of the stamp. The framelits we used are the label collection framelit. But you don't cut out the picture with the framelit. You use the framelit on the black piece of card stock to create a frame effect with the glossy paper peeking through.
So first, run the black card stock through the big shot with the framelit. Then run it though the big shot again using the fancy fan embossing folder. And then I lined what part of the picture I wanted to show through. I used green glue on the backside of the black card stock. You will need to trim the glossy card stock so it doesn't show around the outside edges of the black card stock.
So make sure to come to our New Catalog Party & Sale on Saturday June 1st from 9am to 2pm. We will have a lot of items for sale at get it out of the house prices. We will have pre-cut card stock, ink pads and other accessories also available for sale.
Don't miss this fun day!
If you want to order retired items before they disappear on Friday May 31st, please order before Thursday night as Stampin'Up! is really busy the last day of the sale and I don't want you to be disappointed!
Want to see what else is retiring? CLICK HERE!