I am slowly working my way through the challenges. All entries must be in by the 15th of Feb so there is still time if you want to join in on the fun! Day 1's challenge is to create a card using one of the design team's favorite color combos. I chose the lovely combo by Melissa Phillips below:
Oh and did you know that you can ink your stamp up with Versamark ink and then without cleaning your stamp off dip it directly in your colored dye ink? Both inks combine and stay wet so you can add embossing powder to them. Ordinarily you can't heat emboss dye ink but if you coat your stamp with Versamark first then it will accept the powder. It doesn't harm your dye ink pads at all! I did this with the sentiment above. I don't have any colored embossing powder (other than gold and silver) so this is a great technique to learn!
I know you can't tell in the photo but I thought those little yellow flowers need something extra to make them pop and not get lost among the larger flowers. So I brushed them with some white Wink of Stella glitter brush marker. I couldn't find the clear Wink of Stella at Michael's but the white does work on lighter colors.
Supplies are listed and linked below:
PTI Brushed Blooms Stamp Set
PTI Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set