go for it! Go for it!

Playing Katniss Everdeen is launching her career into the stratosphere.  After getting this start, the phrase "the sky's the limit" applies to her.  I haven't had a chance to see the movie yet, although I loved the books.  I personally can't wait to see it, now I just need to find some people to go with.

I actually created this card for my first swap with the stamp club gals.  The balloon image features the "kissing" technique, which is really easy to do.  I wanted to create a card that was cheerful and on the bright side.  This was for the meeting in January, and things outside in VT were quite dreary – especially since we didn't get any snow this winter.  I wanted to think about sunny, summertime days!  I used the colors from the DSP to set my "palette" and I went from there.  Isn't this card fun?!?

I used the following materials to make this card:

  • Stamps: Up, Up & Away; Dot, Dot, Dot
  • Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Poppy Parade, Whisper White
  • Ink: Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
  • Accessories: Just Add Cake DSP, 1 1/4" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch, Corner Rounder punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

Here is how you do the "Kissing" technique:

  1. Ink a solid image stamp with the lighter colored ink.
  2. Ink a background stamp with the darker colored ink.
  3. Press the solid image stamp onto the background stamp, and then stamp onto your paper.