Let's make some bright, glossy Forget Me Not Blooms with a VersaFine Clair inkpad for a quick accent on a colorful thank you card. It's an easy, economical way to customize matching accents for spring and summer cards.
Hello, Jean Okimoto here tonight - on my 500th post here on Outside the Box. No, I didn't really count them, but Typepad does. This card was created to thank you for visiting our blog - and for all of your sweet and thoughtful comments. I appreciate them - and you (!) - and hope you've been inspired to get the most from your personal Memory Box Collection of dies, stamps and papers.
Brayer vibrant orange Summertime VersaFine Clair onto smooth white cardstock. Quickly heat-emboss it with clear powder. Emboss the warm ink again with another layer of clear powder. Diecut several sets of the flowers from the Forget Me Not Blooms from the cooled embossed cardstock. They'll be glossy and bright, and great for layering onto the card.
Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to green cardstock and cut the Forget Me Not Blooms stem. The paper backing adds dimension - without the tedious layering and glueing of multiple pieces.
Press the inks from the Kaleidacolor Melon Melody inkpad onto a large acrylic block. Spritz watercolor paper with water, then paint it in loose, overlapping layers of ink. Air-dry it, then spritz it with water. Dry it with a heat-tool. Diecut it with the 2"x3-¼" Wrapped Stitch Rectangle.
Cut white cardstock with the 2-¾" x 4" Wrapped Stitch Rectangle.
Stamp the greeting - from the Open Studio Garden Sketches Clear Stamps Set - with Green Oasis VersaFine Clair. Emboss it with detail clear powder. Cut it with the banner design from the coordinating Garden Sketches Die Set.
Attach the diecuts to a top-folded white A-2 card - use foam dots for the greeting. Add lime green gem stickers.
Think of all the glossy, bright accents you can create with Memory Box dies and embossed VersaFine Clairs! Flowers, butterflies, leaves, fishes, hearts, stars, hexagons, dots - and more. Be sure to have your embossing powder and heat-tool ready - the Clairs dry pretty quickly.
BIG THANKS for stopping by - today, and for the previous 499 posts. I appreciate your visits - and the privilege of designing for Memory Box. Thanks Dave and Monica!