Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A note for you

One of my students is having some serious health issues and I thought I would brighten his day with a card.  The news hit me hard and I wanted him to know we are all cheering him on.  I made this simple card to say hello.

I used some Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink on my PTI Giga Guidelines impression plate before running it through.  Just swiping the ink on worked well and added a monochromatic effect to the orange cardstock. I then layered some brown ribbon from M's and a Mat Stack 1 die stamped  with a design in Brilliance Coffee Bean ink popped up on foam dots.  I had to combine two different sentiments from the Mat Stack 4 Collection - a note of thanks and for you for exactly what I wanted as a sentiment.  I made a square 5"x5" card to go in a square petal envelope.  I stamped a Giga Guidelines image in Rocket Red Gold (slightly pearlescent) ink from Brilliance.  This ink works well on coated paper and since the envelope is a coated shimmery cream, this was the perfect choice.  It looks slightly pink in the pic but I promise, it is not! :)

Hope he likes his card and that it makes him smile ...

Paper: Staples cream 110lb, Gina K pure luxury sweet mango, Paper Source 5 1/4" petal envelope
Ink: Distress Ink spiced marmalade, Brilliance rocket red gold and coffee bean
Stamps: Mat Stack 4 Collection (sentiments), Mat Stack 1 Collection die stamp, Giga Guidelines
Misc: Offray brown $1 ribbon, foam dots, PTI Giga Guidelines Impression Plate
Technique update:
I did some experimenting with different inks and impression plates and tried at some different effects created by simply swiping the ink on the IP:
Clockwise from top (paper, PTI Impression Plate, ink):
Gina K chocolate cardstock, PTI Diamond IP, Colorbox Frost White Ink
Gina K chocolate cardstock, PTI Moroccan motifs IP, Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid (pink)
Gina K sweet mango, PTI Giga Guidelines IP, Colorbox Frost White Ink
Gina K sweet mango, PTI Sunshine IP, Colorbox Frost White Ink
Gina K chocolate cardstock, PTI In Bloom IP, Colorbox Frost White Ink


Sam said...

love all these inked up impression plates - thanks for sharing the technique.

Joy said...

Love the ones with Distress inks ... great pix! And the white pigment ink looks great on the dark cs!

Debbie Olson said...

So rich and lovely, Cara--great job!