Thursday, February 23

FWF...Priceless





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I had a little time to experiment with my stamps, trying to CASE this card by Karen. I love how it uses the same stamp to create a positive and negative image, and I wanted to reproduce it. I'll be honest, however, white ink just doesn't like me. I either over-ink, under-ink or the stamped image isn't sharp enough...it's always SOMEthing! No problems with any other ink - just WHITE! So please pardon the oopses you see, and I would LOVE to have suggestions from you gals about technique or even a different brand of ink. This particular time, I used ColorBox white pigment ink. I've used a la Mode (yuck!) before, too.

Okay, so here are the cards - together and separate. Excuse the crooked shots.  ;)





I think I may try again now that I've given it a trial run. I embossed the white flowers on the dark blue background on the last card, but not on the middle one. I think the embossing definitely makes it pop out more (but next time I have to remember to use my embossing buddy!).

All stamps are {ippity} - the flowers are from Now & Always, the sentiment from Flowers + Friends = Priceless. Get them for 30% off this weekend - just click my photo to add them to your cart!





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18 paper smiles:

Karen said...

Loving all the hues of blues! Great design and gorgeous cards Cheri! Hope you have a good weekend!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love the monochromatic style of this creation! You have given me some great inspiration here!

Kary said...

Hi Cheri! Your cards turned out wonderful. I love the blues and such a lovely design!!

Crystal said...

Pretty cards, great casing! I also haven't found a white ink I like so when I want something to actually look white I have to use white embossing powder.

Sarah Mailloux said...

What oops? I didn't see any. I also have to use white embossing powder because white ink doesn't like me either :)

JPScraps said...

I don't see any oops. Your cards are beautiful!

Ruby said...

This card is very pretty. Love all the shades of blue.

~Tammy~ said...

very beautiful monochromatic card! Well done!

Sarah said...

Great cards! I too use white embossing powder vs. the ink! Perhaps I need to find a great white ink? :)

shuggy said...

love it!

BloomingPink said...

Tres Bon! I think they are pretty...for white ink, even without embossing, I like to use pigment ink. It pops a little better for me on absorbent cardstock.

Linda said...

great 3D effect and such pretty bules.

Maria Levine said...

Nice job! Love the blue and white!

Gwen said...

Very nice cards! Love the design. I've tried a couple different white inks and I still use white embossing powder on top if I really need it to pop.

Joni Kix said...

Oh, I have that stamp set! It's one of my FAVORITES! I love the way they look embossed in white!

Emily Keaton said...

You used my FAVORITE {ippity} set for these beautiful cards! The blue/white theme is just gorgeous!

Tameko said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the way you used the stamps.

Rona said...

Beautiful cards!!

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