Monday, March 15, 2010

Plum Pudding 4 Ways - Part 2

I tried letter pressing with the Spellbinders Impressabilities on an earlier card I shared and really loved the effect.  So, I choose to try it again here as I really wanted to have a huge splash of purple.  It is the oddest thing.  Initially, the letter press, plum purple on plum purple, was gorgeous.  It was almost like the ink and the debossing faded with time.  You cannot really see it as bad in this photo.  So, while I still think the letter pressing technique is beautiful, I need to refine what I am doing.  I also broke out some Verve Stamps with this card (another new collection that I really like).  Further, I broke down and finally did the glitter line that I have seen Nicole from PTI do so many times.  I was nervous about it as I don't use/have the same adhesive tape she uses.  BUT . . . the outcome was the highlight of this card for me.  I loved how the glitter just clung to the adhesive.  WOW!  I will definitely revisit this idea again.

Stamp: Thankful Heart and Accents (Verve)
Paper: Kraft, Plum Pudding (PTI)
Ink: Plum Pudding (PTI)
Other: Impressability (Spellbinders), Punch (Marvy Scallop Pink)

I cannot remember what tape I use.  I will figure it out and update.


BethieJ said...

Your card is lovely! The colors are so PRETTY!
Have a GREAT day!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! Love that glitter strip.

sillyleann said...

Thanks! I was so nervous about the glitter strips it was only the second time I used glitter straight on my adhesive tape.