If you recall, we Design Team members were each sent a box of goodies from the terrific people at Imagine Crafts, and I've been playing with mine regularly. My favorite inks thus far are the Encore Ultimate Metallics and the Delicata pads. The only thing I can complain about is that I can't capture their incredible richness in a photograph (but I suspect that speaks to my mediocre photography skills and not the products - lol).
I'm also IN LOVE with their Sheer Shimmer Spritzers. I have trouble with spritzers and sprays - I just seem to leave globs of product instead of the delicate spray I envy so much on others' cards. Well, shut the front door, sports fans, because even I can get a sweet sheer shimmery spray (with NO globs) from these babies!
I tried a variety of lighting but wasn't able to fully capture the beautiful and subtle sparkle of the inks and sprays; however, photo number two may provide a better look at the depth of the ink colors:
M E M O R Y B O X D I E S & S T A M P
- Encore Ultimate Metallic inks: Silver, Satin Rose, and Blue
- Silver Sheer Shimmer Spritz spray
- Silver Delicata ink
- Sponge Daubers
- Create a top-folding 4.25" x 5.5" card base.
- Cut cardstock panel, (approximately 4" x 5.25") and dry emboss with Sizzix Brick folder.
- Direct-apply Satin Rose ink to embossed panel and spray with Sheer Shimmer Spritz. Heat set and set aside.
- DIe cut 2 Grand Snow Globes from white cardstock, 5 Ho Ho Holly Leaves from dark green shimmer paper, and 1 Curled Ribbon from dark blue cardstock. From one of the globes, die cut Cottage in the Woods.
- Apply Delicata ink directly to one of the globe bases and set aside to dry; discard the other base.
- Apply blue ink with sponge dauber to the full globe and edge with silver ink; set aside to dry.
- Lightly edge the landscape portion with silver ink along the bottom and side edges.
- Stamp sentiment with blue ink.
- Adhere inked globe to embossed panel.
- Adhere landscape globe to inked globe with dimensional tape and attach base.
- Layer and adhere ribbon and holly leaves, followed by pearls.