Thursday, October 25, 2007


I really love using this heart themed set, Hugs & Kisses, by gel-a-tins. This card actually started out as an experiment. I LOVE all the shimmery paper out there, but refuse to splurge. As you may know, I have made my own in the past. However, I usually spritz my shimmer concoction after all the stamping is done. This time, I wanted to see if the shimmer still shimmed through solid stamping. Well, guess what, it does. I really didn't expect this to work out. I figured my hairspray+pearl ex would repel dye ink, but no! Here's a close-up shot(be sure to click it for the larger version), you can see the shimmer a bit in this one.

Anyway, so this card all started by spraying some of my shimmer mist on white. I let that dry, then just started grabbing the jewel tones of red and pink and got stamping. I just kept stamping until my little square was full. I added a few layers, some 5/8'' burgundy grosgrain and a lovely nestabilified sentiment (3 dies were used to make that). You know, I do like making more complex cards, but sometimes, I just like how the simpler ones turn out. I'm all for stretching beyond the 'box', but why mess with something that works?
Stamps: Hugs & Kisses
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Rose Red, Purely Pomegranate, Cranberry Crisp
Paper: White, Burgundy, Rose Red
Accessories, etc.: Oval nestabilites, 5/8'' burgundy grosgrain, hairspray+pearl ex shimmer mist, pop dots


  1. Love it! Simple is awesome most of the time! I think a lot of times we try to make it more difficult than it needs to be. It being stamping and other things in life! I love checking your blog daily to see what you have created. Thanks for sharing!

    Malissa (malissa32)

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  3. Sweet! I keep seeing this shimmer spray even at my LSS last weekend, hmmm, now maybe I'll have to go back & get some, I'm seeing some cool stuff out there.

  4. good job Natasha! I love when experiments work...

  5. love love love this card!!! super cute and sooo simple.