Here are a couple of pink and pretty cards I made with the Filled With Love stamp set currently featured in the new Filled With Love Bundle Promotion. Receive Bitty Buttons when you purchase a Filled With Love set and Love Patterns Designer Paper. See complete details: Filled With Love Promotion.
Color Palette: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Two Cool Cards Comparison
This card makes me want to do one of my Two Cool Card Contests where you have to find the differences between the cards! Since I have another Show Me Your Christmas Card Contest going on, this one will just be for fun! How many differences do you see between the cards? Take a moment and see if you can find at least six…I'll wait…
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Did you find at least six?! There are several more, and at least one that is not very apparent that I want to tell you about! Let's take a look-see at some of the differences!
|Card #1||Card #2|
|Finial Press Impressions Folder||Polka Dot Impressions Folder|
|Hostess 6×6" Patterns DSP – checked ||Hostess 6×6" Patterns DSP – striped|
|Scallop Trim Border Punch||Pinking Hearts Border Punch|
|Seam Binding is tied||Seam Binding is scrunched|
|Seam Binding trimmed at angle||Seam Binding trimmed in 'V"|
|Basic Pearls in a row on leaves||Basic Pearls staggered|
|patterned paper strip is taller||patterned paper strip is shorter|
|light Smooch Illuminate Top Coat||heavy Smooch Illuminate Top Coat|
|small heart close to pearl||small heart below words|
|wider crumb cake layer||smaller crumb cake layer|
Well, that's all I could find—did you find any others? Did you see the Smooch Illuminate Top Coat in my list and ask yourself, "what is that?" Well, let me tell you—It's cool is what it is!
I looked through my catalog dozens of times before I saw the little bottles of Accent Inks that look like nail polish bottles. Have you seen these? Like nail polish, these special shimmery colors are designed to be painted over the top of stamped images or card stock for dazzling effects. There are four different colors: Illuminate (transparent pearl), Gold Lamé, Moonlight (opaque pearl), and Silver Fox.
I used the Illuminate color on this project and found it to be a transparent, shimmery, pearlized color. It kind of reminded me of the clear sparkly Gelly Roll Pens I've used in the past. I haven't tried it, but the Moonlight is supposed to be a more opaque pearl color.
It's very easy to paint on the ink—the applicator is similar to a marker nib with a fine point, so you can get precise coverage. The ink is archival and fast-drying (well, not as fast as some of those speed-dry nail polish top coats, but still pretty fast!).
TIP: It is recommended that they are used over permanent ink or solid stamped images because lined images will tend to bleed. It looks fantastic on card stock and Designer papers!
I used my Illuminate Ink over the solid heart images and I love the results! I was pleasantly surprised to discover that a little goes a long way!
For the first card, I applied a very thin layer and the color became a shimmery (very tiny sparkles) pink. On the second card, I used a thicker coat of ink, and when it dried, it was much more opaque and white, with just a hint of the Blushing Bride showing through. It's difficult to tell the difference in photos, but here are the comparisons up close:
Click to enlarge, or trust me, they have a subtle difference!
Mini Occasions Sneak Peek
Hey, did you notice anything else? The Seam Binding? It's in a Crumb Cake color, which is one of the four new Seam Binding colors being offered in the Mini Occasions Catalog coming out January 4th! You'll be getting your copy in the mail before then if you're on my mailing list! If you're not, and you do not already have a relationship with another demonstrator, contact me and I'll mail one to you!
Keep Stampin' it Up!