Welcome to the tenth day of Christmas--I mean, the 10th in our "31 Days of Doilies" blog series! As soon as I laid my hands on the big Hello Doily background stamp, I knew I wanted to try it with the Stampin' Pastels chalks, and this is what I came up with. I inked the stamp with Versamark clear embossing ink, and then used the sponge daubers to gently pounce Pretty in Pink and a little Regal Rose chalk, lighter in the center and darker on the edges.
When using chalks, the best tip I have is not to RUB--you will smear the Versmark and the image will turn out blurry instead of crisp. So just pounce the color on, either with the applicators, drugstore eyeshadow applicators, or the sponge daubers. Q-Tips are really a last resort kind of thing for chalks, in my opinion. It's also super easy to neaten up any edges using the chalk eraser that comes in the Stampin' Pastels kit.
Next I added a doily from the Fliratious DSP (using the non-colored side), which I also colored with chalks. I stamped the big doily from Delicate Doilies in the center of the 2.5 inch circle punch, and dressed the whole thing up with the new scallop dotted ribbon and some Pretty in Pink satin ribbon, with Basic Pearls. Notice how the edges of the satin ribbon shimmer? That's just a little sweep of Smooch Accent Ink in "Illuminate," run right along the edges. There's also shimmer spray on the whole card. Love my bling!!
Thanks for joining us for our 31 Days of Doilies! And for those of you who missed my very popular "Feeling Flirty" stamp camp featuring the Fliratious Suite last week, I may be holding another session in September--let me know if you'd be interested!
Thanks for the technique lessons as well as the PRETTY IN PINK doily card!
Posted by: Lori B | 08/10/2011 at 01:33 PM