Happy, Friday! Today’s post doubles as my usual Friday Focus card video and a contribution to the Simon Says Stamp May 2013 Card Kit Blog Hop! Tons of fun in this kit…
I played with a few bits and pieces from the card kit and created a card…
The color on the flowers was created using Distress Paints. Be sure to watch the video below to see how I did that. The flowers and sentiment are from the Best Mom Ever stamp set that comes in the kit (it’s also available for purchase separately).
I ended up stamping the “Best Mom Ever” sentiment using Pickled Raspberry Distress Ink. Generally, I don’t use Distress Inks for regular stamping since I haven’t had good results and things tend to be splotchy, but since I wanted to match the Pickled Raspberry Distress Paint, I thought I’d try it this time. As I thought, it stamped pretty splotchy. However, I applied ink to an acrylic block and picked it up with a blender pen to dab onto the splotchy areas. It filled in those areas perfectly! Now I’m not so hesitant to use Distress Inks on solid stamp images. :)
Watch video below | Watch at YouTube
We also have a giveaway with the Blog Hop! Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50.00 gift certificate to one lucky commenter on every blog in the hop! There are nine blogs in the hop, so you’ll have nine chances to win.
Just leave a comment on each of the blog posts as you hop along to be entered in the random drawings. The giveaway will stay open until Thursday April 25, 2013 at 11:59pm EST and the winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Friday April 26, 2013!