So I meant to do a few posts when I was out on vacation but that went by the wayside in terms of priorities! Sorry guys! :) But the hubs and I had a lovely vacation to see some pretty leaves. Now its back to the daily grind -- what fun!
Cath challenged everyone to use gradients in this moxie fab challenge. I remember those fun gradient rainbow stamp pads that my piano teacher would use -- when we did a good job on a song, she'd stamp my music with a fun stamp. I loved getting stamps in my music book! This also works for the TSG23 challenge of using mono-chromatic colors. :)
So I decided to create a fun look based on those gradient pads I used to know and love. I cut 1 inch strips of different red shades of cardstock. I then adhered them to my card. I also stamped the butterfly in versamark and then embossed it. Love the way embossing just adds to the color.
For the sentiment, I decided I wanted it to cut through the entire gradient (rather than just part of it) so I masked the stamp and stamped happy twice before stamping the final happy birthday. The gem is a nice color that matched the ink (but its not showing up well in this pic... sigh)
Stamps: Verve, (Birthday Basics) PTI
Paper: (Scarlet Jewel, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush, White) PTI
Ink: Versamark, Raspberry Fizz (PTI)
Accessories: (Clear Embossing Powder) Ranger, (Gems) Hero Arts