I just love the clean look of this stamp set, Vertical Greetings, by Stampin’ Up! It’s so clean and fresh! I brought it out to use as I thought it would work perfectly with the sketch this week over at Freshly Made Sketches:
- Masking! It is the perfect thing to do when working with a solid rubber image such as this. I simply used a Post-It note to mask off all the areas that I did not want to ink up. Of course, the MISTI is the perfect tool for stamping this image as well! Love my MISTI!
- I stepped out of my comfort zone a bit with these colors (okay, a LOT out of my comfort zone). I honestly couldn’t tell you the last time I inked up either Garden Green or Elegant Eggplant but wow, I sure love how they turned out! They really pop against the bright white!
- Choose the unexpected. The Real Red sentiment is quite unexpected amongst the rest of the color palette and that’s what makes the card (in my humble opinion). The color makes the message jump right of the paper. And isn’t the enamel heart too precious?? xoxo
- This card was created with my husband in mind, he has really gone the extra mile lately and I want him to know I appreciate him! He may not however be thrilled with the bow or the Wink of Stella I added to the greenery, I just couldn’t stop myself….