I'm stopping in today to share the card that I made for my mom's birthday which she celebrates today. Pink and navy blue are her favorite colors. She recently traveled to France, where apparently there is a lot of navy blue wearing going on. She actually returned, exclaiming - "I found my people!".
Considering my mother's birthday and this recent infusion of navy, I decided to go into the pink realm this year using my Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set. I used some masking paper to cover the flowers and leaves in order to layer the images. The ink I used here is actually MementoLuxe Love Letter, a proposed red ink that actually stamped in this gorgeous shade of pink. Disappointing when you are trying to get red, but lovely when you are shooting for pink!
I will warn you that the MementoLuxe ink did not go down smoothly. For all the stamping, I used my MISTI stamping tool and stamped multiple times in order to get the look I achieved. This sentiment on the inside of the card was stamped easily 4 times. This is the brilliance of the MISTI, that you can reliably re-stamp in exactly the same location, ensuring perfect stamp success.
Ultimately, I was so enamored by this card that I made a couple more for the stash. I'll probably gift them to someone as gift giving season is approaching. I also have a crafty surprise for my mom's gift, but want to hold off sharing with you so that she doesn't get a sneak peek. Stay tuned.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp's Wendesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday's Weeks 254 & 255 Anything Goes