Thursday, January 21, 2010

Technique Thursday: Ink to Paper

I'm so excited about Stampin' Up!'s announcement regarding the Haitian Disaster Relief and how we stampers can get involoved! It totally blesses me and inspires me that we can make a difference! I've been in a super good mood ever since I read about their $2 contribution for every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set sold - either clear mount or wood mount! I love it and can't wait to order mine!!! If you do order the clear mount stamp set, the coordinating clear block size is: D.

Okay, so onto today's card, the Stampin' Royalty blog posted a fun challenge: a Single Layer project! Not as easy as it sounds! But my Manhattan Embossing folder is so pretty by itself, that I thought it'd be perfect for this challenge!

Stampin' Essentials Tips:
  • The technique I used on this is a pretty simple one, it's called ink to paper! After I embossed the card front with the Manhattan Flower, I turned my Baja Breeze ink pad upside down and applied it directly to the card.
  • Obviously the raised, embossed parts of the flower will catch the ink first so I moved my ink pad in several directions to get ink all over the card! This technique is great because you can be a little messy - but it still looks good!
  • Then I stamped my sentiment from the Upsy Daisy stamp set in Chocolate Chip ink in the top right hand corner since there was the perfect amount of blank space for some sweet words!
  • A touch of 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon around the top of the card adds just the right amount of embellishement in my opinion!
  • I miss the retired color Baja Breeze SO much (it retired in 2009)! I just had to use it on this project! I think the color is just so beautiful! Be sure to check back later this week because I'll be posting more cards using my favorite Stampin' Up! color: Baja Breeze!
  • The Manhattan Flower embossing folder is perfectly sized for a standard size A2 card front. It measures 4-1/2" x 5-3/4". These are my favorite texture folders since they leave such a deep impression and turn out really beautiful! Plus it's a steal of a deal for only $7.95!
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Stamps: Upsy Daisy (111710)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Baja Breeze (retired)
Card Stock: Whisper White (100730)
Embellishments: 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (111367)
Tools: Big Shot (113439) Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder (114517)
Finished Size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  1. Perfect! I love the simplicity of this and Baja Breeze is my favourite colour ever! Thanks so much for playing with us at SR!

  2. Wow - a great job. I love that embossing folder. Thanks so much for playing with us.

  3. Wow, Great Card! I agree Baja Breeze is also my favorite colour (and the colour of my bedroom!)
    Thanks again for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.


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