Sunday, June 28, 2009

Dazzling Congrats

I wish I could congratulate myself. I am trying to organize my ink pads. So I bought lots of plastic bins and buckets at Joann's last week 50% off and am trying. I just can't get the perfect way to grab and go with them. There are a bunch of large ones but those won't go unless they are Tim Holtz pads. I take them everywhere. They have their own tin home. But I have a ton of mini pads. I tend to buy the small ones to try them out or if they are on clearance. That way if I lose one, it's no biggie. Ninety nine cents to a deuce fifty is not bad for a trial run. I have even given Some way when asked, as I usually buy the bigger one of those and don't mine.

This is a two in one card. You can pop this tag off and it becomes a bookmark. The base card is stamped with the newer "OMG this is too cool" ink pad called Dazzle . It's from Versamark and it does everything a watermark ink pad does-but it shimmers, too! There are two colors and this is the Champagne (the other being Frost). I am hoping for a black or inky one soon. You really have to see it up close to appreciate the properties of this very versatile ink. You can even emboss with it and I have used it on the edges of cards just for the highlights. BTW-I think the stamp I used-a wafting leaf-is a wayward SU one. But don't quote me on it.

The tag is done using a set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry. What a nice company they are. You feel so creative after using their stamps. I used a mix of mini SU pads and some Tim Holtz Distress pads for the best accent colors. One caveat, when using the dauber stamps from RST, be light of hand. You can see where I pressed a bit too hard on the top of the tag and caught the rim of the wood dowel. The final word was from a SU set-maybe a SAB set or hostess, not really remembering right now. Then the tag was layered, some fibers attached and pop dotted to the larger card. I did add some extra shimmer using a clear glitter pen from Copic .
Remember, you can see more detail by clicking any photo on my blog. Special prizes to anyone who can catch and remove all the cat hairs! :)


  1. So very the profusion of flowers and leaves you stamped!

  2. Very nice! I love that it doubles as a bookmark!


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