Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge. I have to confess, this stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue has been sitting on my shelves unused until now. I wish I’d pulled it out sooner though because it’s a great set for Father’s Day, but for other occasions too. You can use it for masculine or feminine cards, to say “You’re the Best” or, as I’ve done here, to let someone know they’re “No. 1” in your books. By adding “friend” to this card you could give it to your bestie too. This set will be retiring on 31 May, so don’t hang around if you want it.
I chose Bermuda Bay, Marina Mist and Island Indigo to ink blend some hexagons (using a framelit from the coordinating dies in the suite). I used the bolt heads image and silver embossed over these and created a distressed look with water. This panel was offset mounted on a layer of Bermuda Bay which was “bolted” to a silver foil panel embossed using the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (say that six times fast!). I love the effect you get with this folder – it’s really tactile.
TIP: A simple way to add interest to images or a background is to drip or splatter water over the design then dab off with a paper towel. It’s a great technique to use on masculine cards where you don’t want to add bling.
The sentiment was simply stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and die cut using the same die used to do the ink blending.
I continued the theme through to the inside and on the envelope to finish off.
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It’s time to say goodbye to products from the Occasions and Annual Catalogues to make way for all the exciting new products which will be coming in June. Some old favourites and some recent ones, and a load of paper, cardstock and also the 2014-2016 In Colours will all be gone by May 31 and are available only while stocks last! The retiring inks, re-inkers and cardstocks always sell out very quickly, so don’t delay in placing your order. You can see the entire catalogue of retiring items here, and don’t forget to copy and paste the Host Code for May – 74D3KFWZ – when you place an online order to receive a thank you gift from me. You can phone (0435 782 009) or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your order, or click here to shop in my online store.