I finally sat down today and started working on my crafting. I had some great inspiration from the Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit.
This month's card kit revolves around the Big Birthday Wishes Stamp set.
I screwed up the first time, running the paper through left only half of the paper covered in ink so I had to change my platform on my BigShot to make it just a tad thicker. The embossing folder didn't want to go through when I did that, but I kept pushing it through and got better but not perfect coverage.
I tried to use a paintbrush to color in some of the areas that weren't covered but quickly realized I'd not finish by the end of the weekend if I did it that way, so I opted to leave it. I took the Yes Peas darker green and VERY LIGHTLY rubbed the ink pad over the raised parts of the paper. I got some of the ink inside the valleys but forged on.
So I totally forgot to shoot pictures of the next phase. I used a We R Memory Keepers Magnetic Twist Trimmer Combo to cut a scalloped edge about 3/4 of the way down the paper. I decided to add it to a mint cardbase, cut to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I used my MISTI tool to line up the paper and my sentiment.
At this point, I was a little dissatisfied with the vellum, I thought it was too plain, so I ran the vellum edges along the VersaMark pad, added the same embossing powder and heatset that to add some dimension.
Stay tuned for another project coming soon!
Until then, keep crafting real!