No prizes for guessing the theme for this week! I have chosen to used a lovely set from SU which is sadly retired now called Special Blessings. Paired with soft spring like colours and some fabulous designer series paper this card makes me think of new life and hope:
I have used a lot of foam pads (sticky fixers) to create multiple layers (take a look at the picture below where it is shown a bit clearer) however some of the areas I wanted raised were so tiny I had to cut the pads up.
It doesn't show very well but I have clear embossed the whole of the cross after stamping it with the ink to add a beautiful sheen and help draw the eye in. Did you notice the pearls I have tucked into the corners? I love SU's pearls as they have a much more natural vanilla colour than other brands I have used - plus the sticky is really sticky, meaning they stay where they are put! I hope you like it, and here is the recipe (all SU products unless otherwise stated):
Stamp Sets: Special Blessings, Alleluia! (non SU)
Inks: Baja Breeze, VersaMark
Card Stock: Lucky Limeade, Baja Breeze, Whisper White.
Punches/Dies: 2-Step Bird, Ovals and Scallops (non SU)
Ribbon Whisper White Taffeta
Other: Whisper White and Clear Embossing Powder, Springtime Vintage DSP, Basic Pearls
Tools: Heat Gun, Cuttlebug