Well, that was an unexpected blogging break, brought to you by your friendly neighborhood respiratory virus. Ugh. Still not feeling great, sort of like today's card, which I made just as I was starting to feel truly dreadful but only now had energy to photograph.
Could I write more pathetically? Probably. And it will likely be a few days before my full energy is back to stamp and blog. Thank you for your patience.
Today's card was the first of several I hope to make with interesting backgrounds for the solid images in Papertrey's Life stamp set...the focal point of our multi-day Experiment. If you ever find yourself in a slump like I did, I highly encourage you to take one set and use as many of your supplies with it as possible. This has been such a creativity boost...except, of course, for the viral interruption.
This background was probably the simplest to make of any. I used two shades of Distress ink, the mini inking tools, and two large post-it notes with extra temporary adhesive to keep them in place.
There's nothing new about the layout, but I wanted to unify the white space with the colored strip, so I added little floating blossoms in the background colors. Given the sentiment's call to spread kindness, that seemed like a good idea!
We sure need more kindness these days.
The supply that makes this sort of card possible is a reliable, solid, opaque black ink. In this case, I used Memento Luxe tuxedo black, which is as thick and solid as they come. Its heaviness provides a nice contrast to the lightness of the shaded lilac and tumbled glass.
And that's all I have to say about that.
Mercy, grace, peace, and love,
stamps: Papertrey Life, Simon Says Stamp Uplifting Thoughts
ink: Memento Luxe tuxedo black, Distress shaded lilac, tumbled glass
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: post-it notes, temporary adhesive, mini inking tools and sponges