Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ployshrink Anniversary

Today's Ways to Use It challenge, Mini Madness, asked us to use small things. I immediately thought of polyshrink. I just HAD to have some a few years ago... only to wait a few years to open the package. I must say I love it. It's the whole shrinky dink thing coming back to me, except my heat tool gives me much faster gratification than an oven. {That sounded sick and wrong to the dirty-minded, I guess. Or maybe to just me?}

So, I needed another anniversary card. I knew I wanted to use the polyshrink I had, but which stamp and what ink? I started with Royal Purple Staz-On, but when it shrank, it looked black. I then went to copper pigment ink, but, you know, it did not dry when it shrank. It looked cool... very... but stayed liquidy. If I had waited for it to dry, maybe it would be different. I have a wedding card to make, perhaps I will give silver a shot and use some patience.

I ended up using Azure Staz-On. Again, it looked pretty dark, but, with the white backgrounds and Not Quite Navy ink and paper, it looks great.
The image stamps are from the SU! Always set. The sentiment is from Verve's Anniversary Birds set. Inside, I stamped, "Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale," from SU!'s Full of Life set.
The background is a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The heart is popped up. The card is 4.25 x 5.5 inches. I used Papertrey white cardstock, which I love.

1 comment:

Ann said...

Okay, you have outdone yourself! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love every last detail!