Gift Sets - Day 3

About half way through my card set making extravaganza I was lacking inspiration.  I headed over to my friend Catherine's blog to check out some of her KISS cards (Keep It Simple Stamper).  I love her KISS series and find myself CASEing those cards often.  I came across this set and then saw Marlene Bonetti, a StampNation member CASEing it and knew this would be the next set I made.

(Peacock Feathers & Dusty Concord Distress Ink)

I had a blast with the technique pieces and I love that each one is a little bit different.  To make that fun background I first stamped and heat embossed the backgrounds with white embossing powder.  Next I used distress inks and pressed them onto a large acrylic block, spritzed it with water and then dipped my embossed pieces into the ink.   Smooshing has become such a popular technique and I think this set is evidence of why!  The results are gorgeous every time! 

(Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed & Peacock Feathers Distress Inks)

Once I was done Smooshing, I heat set each piece.   These pieces were very, very warped so I placed them under Doug's 1,500 page AP Physics book overnight. 

(Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade & Mustard Seed Distress Inks)

I added a different greeting from Label Love by Altenew to each card and embellished them with star rhinestones.  This set is versatile and perfect for every occasion!

If you are ever lacking for inspiration and looking for a great place to get your mojo flowing, I highly recommend checking out Catherine's KISS series!

That's it from me today!  I'll be back tomorrow with another gift set!

Accessories:  Stitched Mats Rounded Rectangles (Lil' Inker Designs)


Kara said...

colorful set!!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE these! So colorful!

Marlene Bonetti said...

A wonderful set! I love all the bright colors!♥

Anonymous said...

These cards are awesome, Mo! I love how you left the solid color borders! Perfection as usual...LOL!

Heather North said...

AP Physics to the rescue! :) This technique was a great way to showcase your graphic background stamp.