Color Me Happy

Well, I’m still stamping! It really does lift my spirits during the self-imposed isolation. I hope this finds you well and that you are taking time, as I have, to count my blessings. I have been experimenting with the Stampin’ Up! Pigment Sprinkles, which are water-soluble powdered pigments. This is one of the cards I made:

I started with Shimmery White Paper, which holds up well with water, and stamped it multiple times with the flower outline stamp in the To A Wild Rose set. I used Versamark embossing ink and White Embossing Powder to heat emboss the outlines. I then gave the paper a light spray of water with my misting sprayer, and VERY lightly sprinkled the Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight powders, trying to concentrate the majority of the powder over the flower shapes. I added a small amount of water if needed to blend the color a bit more. You will need to let this dry before you can use it for a card. After my paper was dry, I put it under some books to flatten it nicely, then I cut it to 4 x 5.25 inches and mounted it using Tombow liquid glue on a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card of Melon Mambo cardstock. I also cut a sentiment three times from Melon Mambo cardstock (this was a retired die) and layered them for dimension, swiped them with some Wink of Stella for sparkle, and adhered it to the card with glue. It will certainly cheer up the recipient, and was easy to do!

Another card made with the powders was done on the Shimmery White paper without first embossing it, using Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, and Bermuda Bay. After drying, it was cut to 3.5 x 4.75 inches, matted with Granny Apple Green cut to 3.75 x 5 inches, and mounted on a Pacific Point card. Decorate as desired- I used a butterfly cut from the Butterfly Beauty diecuts in Blueberry Bushel Noble Foil, a diecut doily in Granny Apple Green, a sentiment from the So Sentimental stamp set and Stitched So Sweetly dies, and some retired gems.

It was really fun just playing with the Pigment Sprinkles, and deciding how to showcase the results. Give them a try! They come in a pack of six, and will last a long time, because you need so little to produce vibrant colors. All products are from Stampin’ Up! and if you need supplies, you can click on the Visit My Site button on this page to shop or just browse and get ideas. Thanks for stopping by- if you enjoyed the visit, like and share my blog. It helps!

Stay well, be happy, and keep stamping! You never know how much a handmade card will mean to the person who receives it.


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