I stamped along with a couple of the Virtual Stamping Night Preview challenges at Splitcoast this weekend. The VSN is a whole lot of stamping at a very fast pace with lots of different themes and challenges. I love it to try new ways of stamping and also, it seems to bring out a tad bit of creativity in me!
Moulin Rouge was one of the challenges I did - the challenge was to create a card inspired by a costume of Nicole Kidman's character from that movie. I chose her Pink Diamonds costume and went with lots of bling!
I stamped two reindeer in Regal Rose ink (once and then again without re-inking the stamp) onto Whisper White cardstock. Then stamped another reindeer in Whisper White ink onto Regal Rose cardstock. I punched all three out with my 1 3/8" square punch. Then I shmoosed the front of each reinder square onto my VersaMark pad to completely cover the cardstock and image with VersaMark ink. Covered them with Heat N Stick Powder and heated it with my Heat Gun just until each one was all shiny - now they are all gluey and ready for the glitter! Then I covered them in Dazzling Diamonds ultra fine glitter, shook off the excess and hit them with another shot of heat just to set the glue. The rest is some layers of pinks - Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose - some textured Whisper White and more bling with the clear rhinestone brads from the Pretties Kit in the Pink Taffeta Ribbon.
As I was putting this card together, I thought of my friend Dee and her girls, Kay and Bird - Kay loves her Pink, Bird loves her Sparkle and Dee, well I love Stamping with Dee (miss her tons!) So I dropped it in the mail to her, even though it's WAY early for a Christmas card, right?!
Stamps: Winter Post, Many Merry Messages
Paper: Pirouette Pink, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, White Textured
Ink: Regal Rose, Whisper White Craft, VersaMark
Accessories: Heat and Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, White embossing powder, Pretties Kit, Pink Tafetta ribbon, Scallop edge punch, 1 1/4 square punch, 1 3/8 square punch, cutter kit, mat pack
Techniques: Dazzling Diamonds