Monday, January 28, 2008

Bling & Brilliance

It's funny, I've been seeing this set, Good Things Grow, on a lot of people's retirement sales list lately. I actually only got this set a few days before it retired. It was one of those sets that always caught my eye, but I never bothered to pick up. Now, I don't know if I'll ever get rid of it. It makes such sharp-looking quick cards. Because of the bold square image, I thought some spectrum stamping would look nice. I am still on my birthday card kick, so I went with the dandelion stamp, thinking about wishing. I inked it up with a Brilliance pigment inkpad- Peacock, and loved the results. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to line 3 up in a line. Next, I paired it with some pastel Bazzill Bling paper. I really like the simple layout with all the subtle shimmer.

I also have the Twilight Brilliance inkpad, so I went ahead and did a pink and purple version too. Again, I paired it with some pastel Bazzill Bling paper. I stamped a PaperTrey Ink greeting on there and left a slight white border on the cardbase. I'm really happy with how these ones turned out!
Stamps: Good Things Grow, Faux Ribbon
Ink: Versafine Black, Brilliance Spectrum pads- Twilight, Peacock
Paper: Bazzill Bling, Pastel multi-pack, white, confetti white


  1. Great cards!!!
    They are simple and beautiful, and it's great the all the emphasis is on the stamped image. Beautiful!!

  2. Wow, I love these cards. They are striking in their simplicity. I also within the last few months got that set of stamps. Thanks for the inspiration in another way to use them. Elizabeth S. in mid-Michigan

  3. Beautifuuly simple, clean design! Really like this! Actually I like all your creations!

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  4. Gorgeous! Such a striking design. I love those Brilliance spectrum pads, but I'm wondering if you heat set yours or if they dry. I've had trouble with them not drying but maybe it was the paper???

  5. Gorgeous work on this. And the rest of the blog too!