Saturday, August 21, 2010

Because I Care

One of the new hostess sets is called Because I Care and its a beautiful set.   It has an image of a hydrangea and two sentiments (Thank you and Because I Care).  The set is really versatile as you can make thank you cards, thinking of you cards, just because cards, birthday cards, and blank cards. 

The first card I made was a thank you card.
I wanted to try out the Smooch Spritz and the Presto Patterns Specialty Paper and this is what I came up with.  

It takes a bit getting used to the Smooch Spritz and getting the look you want.  I over sprayed a little too much in my practice runs and got lots of blobs of the gold ink  (not what I wanted). After some practice, I was able to get a more even spray.  The great thing about the Smooch Spritz is that you can spray has much or as little as you want, all depending on the effect you're looking for.  

The Presto Patterns Specialty paper is perfect for using the Smooch Spritz.  The paper is white with glossy white designs on it.  You need to use ink on it to highlight the images, and thats what the Smooch Spritz does.  

For this card, I chose the piece that had script background and used the Gold Glow Smooch Spritz to bring it out.  Its sets a for elegant background for the Hydrangea.

I wanted a classy look so I went with colors from the Neutral Collection, Early Espresso, Basic Black, and Very Vanilla.  To add a bit of a aged/distressed look, I crumpled the paper up.  With a little bit of Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, you have a simple but elegant card.  

I could have stamped any sentiment on this card, but I chose to go with a simple Thank You.

I must say, I really do like this stamp set.

As its a hostess level 1 set, you can only earn the stamp by hosting a workshop.  If you would like this stamp set, just give me a call to book your workshop.

Enjoy the end of summer.


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