The Creative Process
card-making, to me it means “I have not had the chance to play and explore
enough to feel confident in using the products available and coming up with my own designs”.
on your own, with no instructions, and with materials you had never used before?
If you did, were you overjoyed with the way it turned out?
The Learning Curve
many times), we have to think about it each time, and maybe try different ways of doing it until it becomes our new routine.
things, or trying old things in new ways! Challenging ourselves and exploring opportunities
keeps things fresh. We try new recipes, new restaurants, new hobbies, etc.
Sometimes we’re forced to do it because we’ve lost a recipe or our favorite
restaurant closed. Sometimes we do it just because we want to shake things up.
die-cut accents, baker’s twine, cute star paper clips, washi tape, spritz
masks, Stampin’ Spritzers, and Stampin’ Dimensionals. This is a great kit with several different card designs, and one is a gift card holder! You’ll need to add a few additional items for this project, such as the coordinating Hooray It’s Your Day stamp set and re-inkers.
when I read the instructions and found out the first thing I needed to do was
spritz the card with two colors of ink, I had a small panic moment.
difficult, but doable, to get the exact results you want.Basically you put either water or rubbing alcohol in the spritzer and add a few (or a lot) of drops of ink, put the cover on, and shake it up to mix it. Then you spray (spritz) it on your
- Cover your work area with scrap paper first.
- Then watch this entertaining video by Brian Pilling to learn some tips. I tried to embed the video here, but the wrong video comes up when I do that!
- Finally, get some Stampin’ spritzers and re-inkers. You don’t have to have the kit in order to get started spritzing, but it is a fun one!
- Point the spritzer at your project and spritz away!
The ink colors are Pretty in Pink (retired) on the right
side, and Strawberry Slush on the left. As you can see, the color coverage is
not uniform across the background pattern, but that’s OK.
your ink and water/alcohol mix until you get the color you want. Once you’re
satisfied with the color mixture, test spray patterns to see what works best
for you. Then, just go for it, and spritz your project!!!Look for more spritzing samples that I’ll be sharing in the next couple of days.Happy stamping!