With the release of the new 2019/20 Annual Catalogue we say goodbye to our Glossy card stock. I have had this card stock for quite some time knowing that there are some great techniques you can use. And now that it is going I suddenly realised I haven’t tried any of these techniques….. oh no! So I thought I’d better get on to it before it’s too late.
I decided I’d try a technique of putting a little bit of isopropyl alcohol on a cotton ball and then add a few drops of different coloured re-inkers. Then dabbed it onto a pieces of glossy card stock. But with some many colours to choose from, which ones should I start with? I just couldn’t decide, so I didn’t. Instead I cut a sheet of glossy card stock into 8 equal pieces and had a lovely time playing with different colours combinations.
It turned each of these into cards using various stamp sets, die cuts and techniques.
First up, we have a back ground of Gorgeous Grape, Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay (some of my favourite colours). The stamped image is from the “Beautiful You” stamp set and is heat embossed with white embossing powder directly onto the glossy card stock. Don’t forget to use your embossing buddy so that the powder doesn’t stick in the wrong place.
Next we have various shades of pink – Melon Mambo and Blushing Bride. I had tried another similar combination but the difference between the shades was too little and the colours tended to blend more. I prefer this variation as it is more splotchy.
The Basic Black flowers are die cuts from the “Eclectic Layers” set and provides a silhouette like image. The greeting is from the matching “Oh So Eclectic” stamp set. Both the die set and the stamp sets are retiring as of 2 June so if you like them, you need to be in quick as they are available only while stocks last.
Then we have Coastal Cabana and Highland Heather. Initially I didn’t like the combination which was surprising to me as I had seen them used together before. But once it dried it improved and paired with “Chase you Dreams” dies (retiring 2 June) and a bit of Silver Foil Card stock it all comes to life.
You may also notice the texture on the card base which was achieved using the Subtle Embossing folder. It gives, as the name suggests, a very subtle texture with out adding bulk. I find I use this embossing folder almost constantly.
Last but certainly not the least – “Lovely as a Tree”. This is SU!s longest serving stamp set and is also retiring as of 2 June, but I’m afraid if you want it, it’s too late all supplies have gone. So I’m probably being really mean showing it here, but maybe there will be a new stamp set or two in the new catalogue that could be used the same way. All I have done here is simply stamped the image directly on the card stock using Staz On black ink. Oh, I almost forgot, the colours on the glossy card stock are Pear Pizazz and Bermuda Bay.
As I mentioned earlier a lot of these products, including the Glossy card stock are retiring on 2 June (while stock last) so if you like them you need to be in quickly to avoid disappointment.
If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.
Stamp set: Beautiful You, Lovely as a Tree, Petal Palette, Oh So Eclectic
Cardstock: Glossy Card stock, Whisper White (106549), Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizazz, Pool Party, Highland Heather, Silver Foil
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather.
Miscellaneous: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, White Embossing Poweder, Staz On, Multi Purpose Liquid Glue.