Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Glitzy Happy Heart Valentine

          What a fun card this was to make!  This is my second try using Gina K’s Glitz Glitter gel.  The first one I did without the Deco Foil Stencil Pal.  While it turned out OK, it wasn’t quite as even coverage.  I highly recommend the Stencil Pal when using this type of medium.  Coverage results are better and it’s a breeze to use!  I had seen this Glitz Glitter Gel used on a Gina K YouTube video and fell in love!  Definitely getting more of the colors available from this company!  It really makes a big statement for a simply designed card but what an impact a bit of glittery gel makes on the design.  The WOW factor goes way up!  I did add a bit of dimension by adding some white Fun Foam to the back of the panel and to protect the card during mailing!
On another note, I’m really enjoying the Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Background stamp set and dies.  Not to mention they’ve just come out with the backer dies for their sentiment strips.  Can anyone say “Thank You” to this company for the fact that they listen to their customer requests?  You’ll be seeing these sentiments frequently on my cards going forward!  While I don’t have the mini strips yet, I do plan on purchasing them to make my card making a breeze!
To quote someone I follow, here’s my enabler list! 
·       Stamp set(s):  Taylored Expressions – Simple Strips Background SS     
·       Ink(s):  Gina K – Black Onyx, Tranquil Teal
·       Paper:  Gina K – Heavy Weight 120# White, Tranquil Teal
·       Dies & Embossing folders:  Taylored Expressions – Simple Strips Background Dies
·       Embellishments/Other things of note:  Gina K – Glitter Glitz Gel Turquoise Sea, Snowflake Mandala Stencil; Fun Foam – White; iCraft – Deco Foil Stencil Pal
I’ll be posting this on my Etsy shop later today hopefully.  Just in time for Valentine’s day.  I’ve left the inside blank because really this sentiment could be used anytime for encouragement of a loved one, for a birthday, or any other happy occasion.  You can also find this card on Splitcoast Stampers, Pinterest and Instagram!  Just look for dloates2005 and InklingsArtistry1951(Instagram) across all of these social media platforms.  I invite you to follow me here and across the web, too!  Hope you’re having a wonderful day!  It’s rainy where I am today, but it’s sunny in my craftroom!
Many Blessings,