Hot shower card

A hot shower

The card is hot.  The bridal shower, I don’t know.

I spent some time this afternoon in the (cool) basement experimenting with the new In Colors.  This is Melon Mambo with a touch of Crushed Curry.  (Is your mouth watering yet?)  The Melon sponged on the stamp already inked up in Curry created a beautiful orange shading.  This technique, sponging on the rubber, is called “direct to rubber,” and because you can’t see exactly where the ink is going, the results are always a surprise.  Remember to breathe on the stamp before stamping your card stock to moisten the ink.

I tried several color combos using this stamp; some results were quite gross, frankly!  But that’s the fun of not simply making a card, but working with technique.  The successful attempts go in the Scraps box to be used on some other project.

I decided to use this for our future DIL’s bridal shower in a couple of weeks.  I don’t have a gift yet, but I do have the card!

Stamps:  Upsy Daisy, Teeny Tiny Wishes*

Ink:  Melon Mambo*, Crushed Curry*

Paper:  Melon Mambo*, Crushed Curry*, Whisper White

Other:  Sponge Dauber, 1/2″ Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (Crushed Curry)*, Basic Jumbo Grommet (Whisper White), Stampin’ Dimensionals

*Available July 1!

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