Hello Friends!! Do you like to read non-crafting blogs? Do you have a favorite? I have a few that I read on a daily basis mainly because they lift my spirits, make me feel optimistic, and want to be a better person. There's many great blogs out there but the Zen Habits blog is one of my favorites. I stop by this blog when I feel deflated or pessimistic and I always find an article that changes my mood and want to conquer the world. .. :) Well, that's an exaggeration but it does bring me out of my little box and want to charge ahead in life. If you have the time, check out the Zen Habits blog. . .I think you'll find an article there that you'll enjoy reading.
It's raining here in California but there's a bit of sunshine today! Today is Pink Cat Studio's digital stamp release! Whoohoo! It's all about robots this week and they are absolutely adorable.
I decided to work with metallic card stock and initially, I didn't think printing on metallic card stock would work with digital images. But it does! If you want to print on them, you will need to heat set the ink or it will never dry. I tried embossing the ink with clear embossing powder but it only faded the black ink and it was barely visible. You could try embossing the ink with black embossing powder but I decided to just heat set the ink and it worked quite nicely.
To create the blue center of the robot, I printed the sentiment on to vellum and colored the back of the vellum with SU markers then heat embossed the front with iridescent embossing powder. I did the same thing with the punched stars and photo corner to give them a glittery shiny effect. I really had fun creating this card.
Stamps: Pink Cat Studio Boy Robot
Ink: SU markers, Versamark Ink, Scribbles Iridescent Paint
Paper: AC Foil card stock, SU Tempting Turquoise, Bordering Blue
Accessories: SU Photo Corner Punch, Large Star Punch, Marvy small star punch, JoAnn brads, Nestabilities
With my second card, I decided to paper piece part of the images. I stamped the image once on a designer paper and on white cardstock. I colored the images with my Copic Marker then cut out the head, arms and legs and adhered them to the stamped designer paper.
Be sure to stop by the Pink Cat Studio blog site and check out all the fabulous cards and projects the design team created!!!
Suzanne J Dean
Mariska van der Veer
Stamps: Pink Cat Studio Girly Luvbot and Boy Luvbot
Paper: SU designer paper, Regal Rose (I think), Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Copic Markers
Accessories: Stickles Glitter, Heart template, Fiskar scallop scissors, SU Key Tag punch, Coluzzle Circle Template, Satin ribbon
I'm sorry I'm not chatty today. . I have to work on resizing my trip photos, do the laundry, vacuum my house, do the dishes, and hopefully fit in some crafting time!!
Hope you all have a beautiful Thursday!
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