Hi everyone! I'm Melissa and I'm honored to be guest posting here today. I'm a member of Catherine's Dream Team and thought I would share a monochromatic card I created using products from her recent Spring Fling release.
I also wanted to use the new Congrats word die from the Spot On Sentiments Die collection. There are three dies in the collection — Congrats, Happy, and Wishes — which can each be purchased individually or combined as a bundle. All three of these dies are amazing, so I suggest you just go on and buy the bundle from the get go and save yourself a few dollars in the process! You're welcome.
Anyway, back to my card. I took another piece of the white card stock and a Ranger mini ink blending tool to sponge on some of the Bellini ink. I sponged it heavier on the lower edge then blended it out as I went up to create an ombre effect. Once I had all the sponging done, I ran it through my Big Shot using the Congrats die. It was already gorgeous on its own, but to bling it up a bit, I added a coat of clear Sparkle pen from Spectrum Noir.
While I was waiting for the Sparkle pen to dry, I pulled out the second largest die from the new Dotted Circles Dies and cut out a circle from more of the white card stock using my Big Shot. It's kind of difficult to see in the pictures (photographing white is really difficult), but there is a row of tiny little embossed dots near the cut edge of the circle. I really wish it showed up better in the photos because it looks amazing in person!
Once I had the circle cut, I adhered the Congrats die cut to it using some liquid glue. I then stamped the “you did it” sentiment from the Spot On stamp set included in the Foundations Box just beneath the word die. Since I wanted to keep the card monochromatic, I used the Bellini ink for this as well. I added some tape runner to the back of the circle die cut then adhered to the card base and that finished my card for today.
I really hope you've enjoyed my guest post for Catherine today. I've had a blast being here!