Check out this lovely inspiration photo for the April Blog Hop on the Papertrey Ink blog! Who can resist the aqua/pink/white color palette with touches of gold?! Not me! My mother and MIL are no longer living, so I'm not needing any Mother's Day cards for my personal use, however, I got requests from co-workers for cards, so this is my first creation.
It was the perfect excuse to try out this new Shape Shifters: Square 1 Die from the PTI April release...love it! I paired it with their Beautiful Berries: Spring stamp/die set and the sentiment is a mix of the Wet Paint 'happy' die and the white embossed 'mother's day' stamp which I cut apart from their Blooming Button Bits set. The card base is Aqua Mist by PTI. I incorporated some gold by using sequins.
Helpful hint with white embossing: No matter how hard I try to prep the CS by using a chalk buddy and then I often take a brush to clear some stray flecks of powder off the paper, I will often find a tiny fleck that gets inadvertently embossed where it shouldn't be. The trick is to take a black gel pen and lightly cover the white fleck. So simple, yet it took me awhile to figure that out - lol!
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