Hi Friends!! kel here today :) with a super fun card to celebrate something good in someone's life!
I started with some beautiful Classic Crest cardstock in Solar White. I knew I wanted to focus on the stamping with this card because this Classic Crest cardstock takes so well to ink!! It's so smooth too... one of my favorite white cardstocks to work with.
I started with this ink splotch shape in the lightest yellow ink I had on hand. And I thought it was too dark at first but then it grew on me and I'm super happy with the brightness of the yellow!!
I overlaid it with this half-circle of rays... lol I'm not quite sure what to call this but it's like a sunrise/sunset of sunrays. You get the idea!! I used the darkest yellow color I had on hand. It came out a little brown for my taste... I wanted something a bit brighter I think!!
Once I stamped out the top half of the rays, I rotated the stamp so that I would get a full circle of rays and then stamped again!!
Here you can see that the middle got a little messy. I really wanted to make sure that the rays would be sticking out all the way around without too many gaps, and that meant I had to overlap my middle a little more than I would have liked. But it's okay, we can hide that!!
I stamped out my sentiments on scrap strips of Classic Crest cardstock in Solar White. I made sure to use a nice, juicy pigment ink so that my black sentiment came out thick and dark!
I then matted both sentiments using some Curious Metallic in Blue because I wanted that would be dark and stand out against the bright white and yellow on the card. I also thought the shimmer in the Curious Metallic Cardstocks would be a nice complement without being too distracting!!
After trimming off that tail on the "wishes come true" sentiment, I stuck down the "congrats" banner with some pop dots and then stuck the whole front onto my A2 card.
And ta-dah!! Again, I LOVE LOVE LOVE stamping on this Classic Crest cardstock. Somehow, it makes all the cards come out prettier!! haha!!
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lovies, =o) kel