Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Black and Bright Birthday

I had gotten some word dies from My Favorite Things and decided to have some fun!  I combined the "HAPPY" with a Papertrey Ink flower and cut up Hero Arts sentiment,  and after some experimenting and trial and error made this...
I find these kind of sentiment dies very interesting but also very puzzling...what to do with them???  SO...I die cut one in blue and one in white.  I decided to combine the sentiment with the PTI flowers and felt, but the blues didn't match.  BUT...after I versamarked the blue "HAPPY"...they matched perfectly, so I then clear embossed the sentiment and line.  I had just gotten some Zing green embossing powder(haven't had colored embossing powder since my first round of stamping many years ago, but decided to give it another try as I thought the bright colors would be so cool on black!!).  I thought it might be cool to versamark the white "HAPPY" sentiment that I had die cut and emboss with the bright green powder.  I didn't like it so much as the main sentiment...it was just a little too light for me, but by accident, I put the green behind the blue and together, they made a shadow...now I DID think THAT was cool!!   I angled and cut to fit.   I stamped the cut apart sentiment in versamark and used the green embossing powder.  I originally had 4 different die cut colored felt flowers on the card and 5 of them, but again, trial and error...thought that it looked best with less...less flowers and colors(the blue is Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores...cannot link???!!!)!!

Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa


  1. You always do such a great job with black and bright.

  2. This is very cool! I love the dimension that the layered sentiment creates.

  3. I'd say you figured out exactly what to do with them--your cards are beautiful!

  4. That's such a cool colour combo Lisa and I love love love the shadow behind the lettering :0)
    Jenny x


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