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Dream in Colors That Don’t Exist-SSS Wednesday Challenge

Happy Monday, I hope! I had a really good weekend. I hit 1k followers on Instagram on Friday, hung out with my son most of Saturday, and spent Sunday in my craft studio. Not a bad couple of days.

I’m popping in today to share a card that I am so excited about. It took a while to come together. I actually had to order the die and sentiment stamp to finish it. Well, I went searching for the sentiment die, and came across the sentiment stamp during my search.

Let me explain. I made the background panel a few weeks ago from an idea I got while writing a blog post. When I was done, I knew I wanted to use a die cut of the word Dream. However, there are very few companies that have one. I went to all my favorite companies and couldn’t find one. I finally found the die cut I used from a search on Simon Says Stamps, from Echo Park. I stumbled across a fabulous sentiment as well, one I couldn’t resist. The sentiment is from Impression Obsession, which provides a convenient segue into this week’s SSS Wednesday Challenge.

This week the challenge is Anything Goes, and the featured products are Impression Obsession. Man, talk about luck! I only have one other set from Impression Obsession.

The background is the Pretty Moon Spiral Bold Print stamp from Hero Arts. I stamped it with Versamark ink on Distress Watercolor Cardstock and embossed it with Wow Opaque White Detail embossing powder. I lightly sprinkled Storm Cloud Nuvo Shimmer Powder, along with a little Violet Brocade, and sprayed it with water.

The word Dream is from Dream Castle by Echo Park. I die cut it from a scrap of Silver Glitter cardstock from a Hero Arts kit. I also cut it four times from 110 lbs Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. I’ll show you what I did with the white die cuts in a minute.

I die cut the vellum using one of the Cloud Nesting dies from Hero Arts. The sentiment from Impression Obsession actually reads “Dream in colors that don’t exist.” I masked off the word dream and stamped it in Versamark ink on the vellum. I embossed it using Ranger Ink’s Lilac Pearl embossing powder. The card base is MFT’s Periwinkle cardstock.

Ok, let me show you what I did with the white die cuts. When I first laid the vellum on the background, the background made it difficult to read. You can see the effect here.

When I held the vellum a little bit off the card, it wasn’t as bad. I decided to use layered white die cuts behind the word Dream, and use clear dimensional tape behind the embossed sentiment.

After I added the white die cuts and tested out the look, I decided not to use the clear dimensional tape. It’s very difficult to kept it from being visible behind vellum and I felt the layered die cuts looked good.

I was so excited about this card I actually told one of my co-workers about it on Friday (when my SSS order arrived). He’s a gaming nerd like me, so I don’t think I freaked him out too muck lol.

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

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