I have a little story to tell you about my finished card, and a good tip to pass along. I almost did not post this because I was so mad at myself for a couple of different reason (you will have to keep reading to find out why). But first, here is this weeks picture for the UDI inspiration challenge 132.
I thought this picture was so cute, but do you think I have any current stamp sets with bunnies?…NO! I really wish I did, but I made do with what I have. Here is my creation for this week. Make sure you read my tips at the end of this post.
Stamp Sets: Heard From the Heart, Love You Much
Card Stock: Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon, stamp-a-ma-jig, Scallop Trim Border punch, Regal Rose stampin' marker
Here is my little story and tips. I got finished stamping my little love birds and added my adhesive to the back and put it on my base card. I added my ribbon and it looked cute, but it was missing something. I decided I would add "happiness" above the birds. I got my stampin' marker, applied my ink, huffed, and stamped. I could not believe it when I lifted my stamp! You really cannot tell too well from the picture, but in person you can really see the difference. The "happiness" color looks more like Riding Hood Red, not Regal Rose.
I used this stamp set at a class and, guess what, it did not get cleaned very well after it got used. As promised my story comes with a couple of tips…
First, ALWAYS make sure your stamps are clean! You should clean them after each time that you use them. Not only does this clean your stamp, but it also helps it to last longer. Second, stamp everything first before you start putting it together with adhesive. 9 times out of 10, I stamp everything that i want stamped before I start to glue.