You may or may not know this about me, but in “real life”, I am a nurse educator at one of the Dallas hospitals. Part of my job is helping with the newly hired nurses (with many being fresh out of nursing school!) become oriented and acclimated to the hospital, the nursing practice, and their unit. This past week we welcomed 20+ new nurse residents. Thankfully, I’m not alone in doing this job and I wanted to recognize a couple co-workers who definitely stepped up (when they didn’t have to) to help me and the other nurse educators out with this group!
Originally, I was only going to use the Concord & 9th stamp set, Above Average. I wanted more decorative flair to the card, so I took a chance on combining another Concord & 9th stamp set to the cards, Kindhearted. To stamp a majority of the sentiment, I used Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink. For the end of the stamped sentiments, I used Lawn Fawn Lobster ink to make it stand out more. Using the smaller stamps in the sets, I used a combination of Lawn Fawn Peacock, Sugarplum, more Lobster, Carrot, and Plastic Flamingo to create the background. I am drawn to stamp sets with a lot of “filler” stamps because you can create a lot of different looks/backgrounds, helping me feel like my crafty purchase has been justified 😉
For one of the cards, you can see some splatters as part of the background. I used Studio Calico Color Theory mists in Lemon Zest, Well Red, and Clear Blue. For me to be able to get the fine and subtle splatters, I unscrewed the sprayer and tapped it lightly several inches above the card. With my experience of using the sprayer, it creates a fine but very broad/heavy mist… so your whole project will look like you took a spray can to it!
Until next time, thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!