Thursday, May 9, 2013

Under the Weather?

Hello!  I have been busy this week working on my May class samples.  So far, I have two done and I am working on the third.  I will be back tomorrow with those to show you.  My card for today I made last week just playing around and then on Sunday I found out that one of the ladies at church had pneumonia and so it got sent!  Yes, it is a get well card ... enjoy!


I really wasn't that crazy about the card, as I really think it is a little "busy" but it was ready to go, so I sent it.  This umbrella is a die cut from The Stamps of Life.  It is open so those black lines you see that separate the umbrella panels were drawn with a pen.  There is a matching set of stamps that has solid umbrellas and several great coordinating sentiments, like the one I used on my card.  I played around with the solid umbrella stamps but I could not get them to stamp without the ink beading up on the clear polymer, which you see when you stamp it on paper.  A friend told me that she stamps her clear polymer stamps with staz-on and lets it dry on there to relieve the issue.  I did this and even it did not seem to help.  So, the question is ... am I doing something wrong or is it an issue with this company's stamps?  Your thoughts?  Until I figure this one out, I will just stick to the die cut umbrella ... that part of this card is pretty cute!  And, did you like the raindrop shaped rhinestones I used to keep the theme going?  What do you think?

Paper - Nikki Sevils  It's Raining (all three patterns came from one 12 x 12 quadrant sheet), Clouds is from Bella Blvd. (a sliver from my scrap stash), Cardstock White, Red, Brown (umbrella handle)

Stamps - The Stamps of Life
Ink - Memento Black
Tools - The Stamps of Life Umbrella die cut

Other - Ribbon by Midori, Rhinestones by Want 2 Scrap

See you tomorrow!
Happy Stamping!



Cut n Paste said...

I have always heard that Staz-On is NOT good for acrylic/polymer stamps. In fact I ruined some of mine before I learned this> :)

Stamp the clear stamp with Ranger Archival ink and that will "cure" it. It should stamp fine after that.

Loving your cards!

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