Tuesday, April 12, 2011

GIU Makeup Day 4ish

Hey guys. That fibro flare has me good and hard still, but I will finish out last week to give everyone their full opportunities to comment and win.

Today was my first day on the Creative Inspirations Paint blog, and since typing hurts, I'm going to cut/paste most of what I wrote over there.

This past week has been birthday central around my house, so I made a birthday card using a few Unity stamps. I thought I'd try painting directly onto my stamps and stamping with them, since I'd never used my paints that way before. As you can see, it worked out really well! It's definitely a different look, but I think it came out really cool, plus the shimmer is fantastic!
Stamps: Unity - retired vine
Unity/Bella Blvd: Bella Trees & Sweet Celebration Birthday
Paint: Creative Inspirations Paints - Emerald, Evergreen
Cardstock: Memory Box, Neenah Classic Crest
Etc: embossing folder Swiss Dots

I especially love the look of the vine stamp down the left side of the card. I'm definitely going to be using this technique more often! I did learn that it works a lot better with a stamp that has more solid areas, rather than just outlines, such as the sentiment, but that did still work. I can hardly wait to try it with multiple colours!

Paper Maniac has all of their Unity stamps on sale for 40% off throughout the month of April. That's a fantastic steal! Great time to pick up one of the new Websters Pages kits or some Melody Ross....


jennyk said...

As I said on the Creative Inspirations site, I love the effect you achieved with the paints on this card, as well as the overall design.

Denise said...

I'm curious what kind of paints you used. I'll check out the Creative Inspirations site too. Very vibrant, pretty effect on your card!
I hope you feel better!

Carol said...

I love the painted effect. Hope you start feeling better soon!

Carol B

Jingle said...

Cute card!

carole said...

I love the graphic, simplistic tree and how it contrasts to the free-form trailing vine. Very pretty!


StampinCathy said...

Love this birthday card. Great colors and love how you did the sentiment.