One of the things that I love about Melissa's set is the ease of use it offers. You can tell by it's design that she is a stamper who enjoys versatility and color options.
For my project today I started out by stamping the stems in green followed by the daisies in yellow. Notice how the flowers are all integrated into one stamp for perfect placement onto the stems. (The stems are all one image as well). I used the Sun Flower Palette ink for this step. It is a nice vivid yellow that executed my vision perfectly.
I knew I wanted to add some sparkle to my project. I began by applying some paint with the Citrus Dabber from Ranger to our Stamper's Select White Cardstock. This is THE best white cardstock ever, especially for techniques such as this. It's superior 110lb. weight resists warping when using it with paint or water.
Right after applying the paint I immediately sprinkled on some Dazzling Diamonds glitter from SU!. I shook all the excess back into the contain and was left with this. I felt like a kid in art class again. This was so fun!
Allow the paint to dry for a few minutes. When it is done you can use it to create custom embellishments. I found that circle punches would suit my purpose! I used 1/2-inch & 1/4-inch circle punches (EK Success) to create accents for the centers of all my flowers. The glitter binds with the paint so beautifully. I adhered all of the centers in place with the Quickie Glue Pen from Sakura. The finished product looks so "artsy"!
I knew I wanted to create a project that was out of the box, so I turned to one of my favorite supplies, transparencies. I purchase them by the box at Office Depot. I like to buy "write-on" transparencies because they take ink better for me. To create a card base from the sheets, I use it just like regular cardstock. For today's project, I cut the sheet @ 3.75 inches length wise and scored it in half @ 5.5 inches.
Now the additional sentiments in this set are what truly enable you to successfully celebrate all of the women in your life. Melissa has thoroughly covered almost every female "title" in existence. Aunt, sister, mother, grandmother.
To finish up my project I adhered a band of green cardstock measuring 11-inches long to the cover of my card, allowing the excess to extend past the edge. I added a slim strip of yellow cardstock followed by the sentiment block and four yellow brads. (The brads go right though the transparency card base)
Ink- Sun Flower Palette ink, Wild Wasabi Classic ink from SU!
Stamps- Women of Life from Papertrey Ink
Cardstock- Wild Wasabi & YoYo Yellow from SU!, Stamper's Select White from Papertrey
Other- Transparency from Office Depot, yellow brads from Paper Studio, Citrus Paint Dabber from Ranger, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter from SU!