This post was sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Thanks, Simon!
Hi friends! The Sweetheart release from Simon Says Stamp featured a trio of absolutely gorgeous new teal inks that I have been swooning over for weeks! As soon as I saw the new Pawsitively Saturated Ink Trio 26, I knew that I wanted to create an ink blended background featuring those gorgeous shades of teal. Rather than my usual ombré down the card front, I thought I would switch things up with a diagonal blend, almost creating the look of a tiger’s eye gemstone. I paired the blended background with a new embossing folder, as well: Tessellating Snowflakes. Let’s get started with the details!
I began my project by blending Mist, Dew, Raindrop Pawsitively Saturated Ink from corner to corner on my panel of A2 sized Hammermill white cardstock. I think this blending orientation is so fun and different from the typical top-down light-to-dark blending that I normally use, and it’s definitely going to be put into my rotation to use again!
After I’d finished blending, I ran the panel through my die cutting machine using the Tessellating Snowflakes embossing folder. To enhance the delicate embossed snowflake pattern, I lightly brushed a white pigment ink pad over the top of the raised areas. I also splattered the entire panel with some shimmering holographic glitter watercolors from my stash. Such a sparkly, colorful, textured background!
In keeping with the diagonal orientation of the ink blending, I die cut the Sensational Snowflake dies from some white glitter cardstock and arranged them on the card front, concentrating the snowflakes in the center of the lightest ink shade, on the diagonal from top left to bottom right. I die cut a greeting using the Snowy Greetings die, cutting the detail layer from Simon Says Stamp’s Aqua holographic cardstock and the shadow layer from vellum. I adhered the sentiment to the snowflake background using tiny dots of liquid adhesive. Finally, I added a few shimmering aquamarine gems for one last touch of sparkle!
Well, that’s all for my project today! It is so bitterly cold outside that this card felt appropriate for today. I hope you’re keeping warm (or cool, if you’re in the southern hemisphere!)!! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!