Tomorrow starts another challenge at the Word Art Wednesday Challenge blog. One of our generous sponsors for the next challenge is The Paper Temptress. This site has some truly unique papers. The owner sent the design team some fantastic papers to use on our projects. I used 3 of them on tomorrow's project but when I was done with it I still hadn't had a chance to play with a couple others. The main paper on today's card is called Laser White Glossy Lustre. Here's how this paper is described on the website:
After reading that, I couldn't wait to get out my inks and stamps and see the results. It is impossible to photograph exactly how cool this effect is. Truly, the ink does seem to slip below the stripes and does have a holographic look to it.This Lustre line has a kind of holographic effect and the ink actually "slips below the surface and the gorgeous finish "floats" on the top and creates an almost 3D effect! There is a different effect depending on which angle you look at your design. Truly amazing cardstock which will change the way you stamp and design and alone it is absolutely stunning!
I used Memento inks and a stamp set that had flowers of various sizes. I also used 2nd generation stamping to make it look like I used even more colors that I did. The sentiment is from the same set and is stamped on Cryogen White. This is an iridescent cardstock that is very Copic friendly. I will try it with my Copics on another day. :) The shimmer from this cardstock goes so well with the holographic effect of the Glossy Lustre paper. The ribbon also carries the shimmery theme a little further. I kept this card simple (for me) and just added a few rhinestones to the flower centers.
Cardstock: Bazzill (purple), Georgia Pacific (card base)
Papers from The Paper Temptress: Laser White Glossy Lustre , Cryogen White
Stamp set: Recollections (I can't find a name for the set)
Inks: Memento (Lilac Posies, Grape Jelly, Lulu Lavender, Rose Bud, Bamboo Leaves)
Tools/Embellishments: ribbon (Michael's), rhinestones (The Paper Studio), Spellbinders dies (Classic Oval Small, Lacey Ovals)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Eureka Stamps Challenge #86 - CAS
Pile It On Challenge #16 - No Patterned Paper (or make your own)
Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge #18 - Anything Goes (featured technique - create a background scene)
Crafty Ribbon Challenge #85 - Anything Goes with ribbon
Paper Crafting Challenges - No Patterned Paper
Just B Creative Crazy - Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Going Gray with Scrap Creations - Anything Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge #32 - Anything Goes
V's Sweet Ideas Challenge #22 - Technique Challenge (I used 2nd generation stamping and using stamps to make your own background/patterned paper)
I hope you will stop by The Paper Temptress and see some of the fantastic papers she has available. Many of them have to be seen (and/or felt) to be fully appreciated. Please come back tomorrow when I use 3 of her papers on a masculine project. One of the papers I used allows me to do a technique I've wanted to be able to do for a long time. Have a good evening.