Friday is my favorite day of the week. It is the day that Jackie, Buffy and I get to share our Stamp Off Challenges. This week our challenge is to use the new Stampin’ up! Glossy White Cardstock.
Stampin’ Up! used to sell Glossy White Cardstock and this year they decided to bring it back. I never purchased it the first time around and honestly, I wasn’t going to purchase it this time around either until I saw the challenge for this week. Opps. I had to order some and I am so glad I did. Well, I was glad I did after I saw Buffy’s and Jackie’s creations last week. They used Glossy White Cardstock. I also did some research on what to do with it! I found out you can use this paper to make beautiful backgrounds using our Ink Refills.
I decided to make my background using Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party. You can’t really see the Pool Party in this but it is there. The Bermuda Bay Ink and the Lemon Lime mixture made a color close to Emerald Envy. I put a bunch of ink drops onto aluminum foil and then squished the Glossy Cardstock on top of it while twisting it until the paper was entirely covered with ink. Then I decided to blot some of it off. I used paper towel and realized that my paper towel left little dots all over it. I didn’t intend for that to happen but decided I liked the look of that. Here is what it looks like up close:
I used three other new products from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. The stamp set is called Oh So Eclectic. It has a set of matching dies called Eclectic Layers and you can save 10% by purchasing them both in a Bundle. I actually got the stamp set for free at the April OnStage event. I love the die that cuts out the diamond pattern so I wanted to purchase the dies.
The sentiment comes from the new stamp set called Tabs For Everything (I just realized I got this one for free too!). This stamp set has a matching punch called Circle Tab (you can save 10% by purchasing both of these in a Bundle too!). This set is going to be super popular. A few years ago Stampin’ Up! had a Tab Punch that now sells online for a ton of money if you can even find it. This new punch will do the same thing. It is awesome!
Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made using the new Glossy Cardstock.
Love!!!! The colors are gorgeous, and what a fun technique. I’ve never done that with aluminum foil. Very cool!
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Wonderful technique Susan. Such rich colors. I hadn’t done this with aluminum foil either. Always used acetate sheets. Love your card!
Wow – what a gorgeous colour combination! Aluminum foil – that’s a new technique I haven’t heard of. Off to the store I go! 🙂