One of today's lessons was about layering different stamps for a different look on a single-layered card. I chose to use Papertrey's Polka Dot Basics stamped in Stampin' Up!'s Whisper White craft ink to lay the foundation for the card. It was difficult seeing where I had stamped because I was using my Fiskar's stamp press and the gridlines made it practically impossible to see the 'barely there' white ink. I had some overlaps that aren't so noticeable in the pic but I just went with it and finished the card. I stamped over the dots using some stripe stamps from PTI's 'Background Basics: Super Stripes' using a variety of inks. The sentiment was stamped using the Whisper White and then heat embossed. I thought about coloring over the dots and embossing again to make the word 'special' a little bolder as Jennifer McGuire had shown in the lesson today using a similar type of stamp, but I decided to leave the dots. I think coloring them in might make the text easier to read so I may go back and redo it. The white in general is difficult to read--I probably needed to stick with darker colors for the stripes. I threw in Stampin' Up!'s Pool Party ink but it makes the text a little more difficult to read. Probably should have stayed with my main two colors.
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