Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tropical Hello!

With all the snow and cold we've had this winter I'm ready for Spring to get here.  I thought I'd try pushing it along with a bright and happy thank you card.  I cut the word balloon out using the Close to My Heart Artiste Cartridge.  The sentiment was stamped in Smoothie Pigment Ink and then clear embossed.  I popped it up on some foam tape for added dimension.  The paper is from The Paper Studio Beach mat stack and the bronze accent at the bottom is actually Shimmer Trim but it didn't show up shimmery at all in the pic.  Trust me it's really sparkly!


CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge
D1531 Artiste Word Balloons stamp set (comes with the cricut cartridge bundle)
CTMH Smoothie Pigment Ink*
The Paper Studio Beach mat stack
Z1849 Bronze Shimmer Trim
InkXPressions Clear Embossing Powder

*just a note about the pigment ink I used - it comes as part of a 10 pack of inks that are being retired. It is marked down to $13.95 and will only be available while supplies last.  They are about the same size as the distress ink minis from Tim Holtz.  I love them because it allows me to have lots of colors to choose from at a low price point and the bonus is that I can easily store them in my very small crafting area.  I also really like using colored pigment inks with clear embossing powder rather than trying to keep every color of embossing powder on hand.  Again...cost effective and storage friendly!

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