Happy Friday friends! I am so happy it's almost the weekend...I get to go "play" with new stamping friends tomorrow for a Christmas stamp camp. :0) And you know what that means right? LOTS more inspiration to share with you!! :0) For today though, I want to share a different version of yesterdays card. Yesterdays card was very muted, and I got to wondering what it would look like if it were more vibrant? Here's what I came up with:
I started this time with SU's Whisper White card stark and used SU's Midnight Muse ink with the Hero Arts stamp. What a difference the new stamp pads make...I LOVE them! They remind me of pigment ink pads but dry quickly like water based dye inks! You have to use a "lighter" hand with these new pads, but the results are stunning! The color is so much deeper that you can definitely tell the difference between this version and yesterdays card. I used a Copic marker (R29) for the cardinal and love how bold he came out too. I matted this layer with a piece of SU's Real Red card stock and then the card base is SU's Whisper White. I folded the card base the long way and then trimmed away right next to the red layer, so that I could stamp the vertical sentiment (Verses Rubber Stamp Co.) on the inside layer and still have it visible when the card is closed.
So let me know what you think about these two different versions. I still really like the more muted version, but think I'm in love with the bolder version...it just really "pops" to me! :0) My cousin in Colorado placed an order for some Christmas cards and this is one of them I plan on sending her...hope she likes it too! :0)
Have a wonderful weekend friends and I'll be back next week. Thanks for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me!