Monday, May 14, 2012
Soft, Sweet Strawberries
There were a few questions about why I did a few things in the video. First, a few people ask about why I switched to Stazon Jet Black for stamping the silhouette images. I like to use Stazon because the Jet Black is such a very dark black and works beautifully on silhouette images. I am frequently too lazy to grab my Stazon when I stamp and just use the Tuxedo Black Memento which is always at hand, but on the card in the video, the sponged background was pretty dark, so I definitely wanted my silhouette images to be as dark as possible so they would pop against the background.
The other question was why I removed the die template from the background before stamping the silhouettes, instead of just using it as a mask. The person that asks this speculated correctly. It is because of the thickness of the die template. Using sticky notes to mask the frame around the background allowed for a better impression of the stamped image. The thickness of the die template would have cause the giraffe and tree images not to stamp cleanly right up to the edge of the frame.
And now onto my card...
1.5 inch crepe ribbon. It makes beautiful bows and I love that there is no front or back. So luxurious!
4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches.
Thanks so much for stopping. I hope your day is wonderful!