Sending Lots of Love

Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. I spent a fair amount of time yesterday photographing cards I’ve made so I can share them here on my blog. Today’s card uses the retiring Lots of Love stamp set from Stampin’ Up

Mel's Card Corner | Sending Lots of Love

I started by stamping the sentiment on a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock using Whisper White Craft Ink and my Stamparatus (available June 1). After drying the craft ink with my Heat Tool, I shifted the piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock in my Stamparatus by 1/8″ then stamped the sentiment again using Tangerine Tango Classic Ink (retiring). This gives a lovely shadow effect since the craft ink peeks out from the color. Stamping the craft ink first also allows the color of the classic ink to show up better on the Crumb Cake Cardstock. It’s still a bit darker than normal, but not nearly as dark as it would be if stamped directly on the Crumb Cake without the craft ink first.

After I finished the stamping, I die cut the sentiment out using the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies (retiring). I also used the next size up label to die cut another layer from Tangerine Tango Cardstock (retiring).

Mel's Card Corner | Sending Lots of Love

For the card base, I cut a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ using my Stampin’ Trimmer then scored it at 4-1/4″ using my Simply Scored scoring tool. I cut a piece of the beautiful floral paper from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (retiring but already sold out) and matted it on a layer of Tangerine Tango Cardstock.

I adhered the matted floral layer to the card base using Snail Adhesive. I then adhered the matted label to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop it up a bit. For a bit of bling, I added some Tangerine Tango enamel shapes from the Brights Enamel Shapes (retiring). For a final touch, I traced over the sentiment using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

Mel's Card Corner | Sending Lots of Love

I always like to try and bring a bit of the outside of the card to the inside as well. I cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to 3-7/8 x 5-1/8″. I cut a scrap of the DSP to 1/4″ wide and adhered it near the bottom of the Whisper White layer using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I trimmed off the excess using my Paper Snips. I matted the Whisper White on a layer of Tangerine Tango Cardstock cut to 4 x 5-1/4″. I then adhered the combined layers to the inside of the card using Snail Adhesive.

Until next time …

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  1. Sharon Jones says:

    I am in love with this beautiful card, Mel! I’ve always loved using the white for shadow under a sentiment…need to start doing that again. Great tutorial!

  2. Darla says:

    What’s the difference in “White Craft” and Stewart-Superior (Hero, Lawn Fawn, Simon, MFT, Avery Elle, you-name-it-someone’s-got-their-label-on-it) white pigment?

    • Melissa says:

      Stampin’ Up inks are a proprietary formula, so it’s definitely not the same as other white pigment inks available in the mass retail market. I’ve tried many of them, but find I get the best coverage with the SU craft ink.

      If you’d like to see a comparison video, Jenny from Craft Test Dummies put 10 white pigment inks to the test. She doesn’t include Lawn Fawn or MFT, but does have the three other brands you mentioned as well as the SU craft ink. Here’s the link to her video:

      • Melissa says:

        SU has made a small reconfiguration to their white craft ink pad since Jenny filmed her video. It now comes as a bundle for $9.50 which includes an uninked craft ink pad and the bottle of reinker.

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