Friday, August 5, 2011

call me!

Good morning, good morning! 
Today's card is all about trying something NEW, and realizing that something different (and maybe a little scary) can turn out to be a FABULOUS thing!  
You see, I am a die-hard Close To My Heart ink fan.  It's pretty much the only ink I have ever owned and ever used. . . .and I DO still love it.
But we have had a super generous sponsor at the CPS blog this week - Clearsnap.  And they sent each of us a WHOLE SET of brand new ink, released at CHA, the Donna Salazar signature line of  Mix'd Media Inx.  They are pigment ink.  And I must say. . .
I am TERRIFIED of pigment ink.  
It's sticky.
And it takes freakin' FOREVER to dry.
And it smears.
And it stresses me out.
BUT,  .. . 
I made an awesome discovery, when I took the time to READ THE PACKAGE. (duh!)
You can EMBOSS with it.
SO, I pulled out my fun little collection of colors (the black and peridot are my fave so far!) 
And then I grabbed my ultra fine clear embossing powder (from CTMH)
and I got busy making this FUN CARD! I think the embossing is what really makes it.
The black becomes SO bold and dark when you add that pop of embossing to it.  
PERFECTION.
So I have been an embossing fool this week, making LOTS of cards with my new pigment inks, and clear embossing powder!

(card goodies: Unity Stamps (phone, sentiment), The Stamps of Life (circle stamp for background) Discount Cardstock, CTMH ribbon, Want2Scrap jewels)

5 comments:

  1. Love! Your card is so classy - that colour palette rocks, and of course the embossing really gives it some wow factor ;)
    Rx

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  2. Great card. Love the colors and the embossing. TFS

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  3. Loved your card when I saw it on the CPS blog. Love it even more on your own blog!

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