I'm so excited about ALL of the new products in the just-released 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalogue, but one of them is occupying my time like nothing else- Glossy White Cardstock!
This shiny-surface crisp-white cardstock is beautiful on its own, but when it really wows is when you add ink. Because the glossy surface isn't porous, ink slides around on it - which opens you up to myraid new techniques and finishes!
I have an entire blog post about this coming up in a few days - should be Thursday or Friday! - and for now, I wanted to share a couple of fun cards I made several weeks ago. These were made in early May, and two items have since sold out and retired - whoops! I should've planned better! The real star of the show is the Glossy White Cardstock, so please forgive me!
Can you BELIEVE those backgrounds?! Glossy White Cardstock and Ink are just two parts of a brilliant trio - the third ingredient is alcohol. I now have a Stampin' Spritzer full of Isopropyl Alcohol that has a permanent place in my stamp room. This stuff is what makes the ink blend and swirl and basically creates magic!
Both of these cards were created by sponging several tones of ink and Isopropyl onto the glossy surface - similar to watercolour, you just keep working until you end up where you want to be!
The sentiments and animals on these cards are from the fantastic duo of "Pieces & Patterns" stamp set and the "Pick A Pattern" Designer Series Papers. I can't express how much I love them both!
Pink or blue - which do you like better?
Make sure the Glossy White Cardstock (and possibly some new inks) are in your shopping cart when you hop over to My Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store - I'll have a whole tutorial of several techniques for you in less than a week, and I know you won't want to miss being part of the fun!
June ordering special: Receive a FREE yard of brand-new Stampin' Up! ribbon with every $30 ordered online (before shipping and taxes) when you use this month's host code, VKJU2FK6. Eek!
And speaking of ribbon - it's the best time of year to get your hands on a LOT of it for a LITTLE money! For the first time, CrushOnColour.com is offering Stampin' Up! Ribbon Shares! Click here to learn more and sign up - deadline for ordering is June 10th at NOON! (Valid in Canada only.)
That's all for today - I'm off to whip up some cards. I'll see you on Facebook Live later this evening - make sure you "like" my CrushOnColour Facebook page to see live updates!
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to purchase the items used to make these cards.