The stamping was fine - just rolled the SU ink pads around the big SU Medallion stamp, starting with the lightest colour and ending with just touching the edges with the deepest colour. It was the word that I had trouble with - it is a silver word I have had in my stash for years, and I wanted to change its colour - so I tried SU pens, Copics and some other pens but nothing worked. Then I remembered I had some Copper Leaf, so I put some glue on it and waited (not long enough) for it to get tacky but not dry, and applied the leaf. When I had cleaned up the mess on my desk of leaf bits and glue, I looked at the word to see that it did not have a full coverage, so decided that it looked a bit funky like that (you can convince yourself of anything really) and left it. Then I read the instructions for the leaf and it recommended you cover the leaf to stop it coming off - so grabbed the Dimentional Magic, and tried to cover the word on the card with it - sticky mess! Any suggestions? That's an Annabelle Sprinkle in the middle of the sun.
Stamps: SU Medallion
Paper and Card: blank commercial card (shiny)
Ink: SU Barely Banana; Summer Sun; Peach Parfait; Really Rust
Other: Annabell sprinkle; metal word, copper leaf; Dimensional Magic
It hasn't been my day really - I made two other cards using Annabelle Stamps (Sentimental Bluebells; Backgrounds by Design - Numbers) and tried use a technique I learned in SU classes, where you paint the stamp with the SU pens, and then stamp (and colour with SU pens) - it is not as clear or defined as stamping with ink, and then colouring with Copics. Anyway, you can see the difference here:
I use SU Blue Brocade ink on the background stamp, - and I like the ribbon/lace treatment on the second card better, but the stamping on the first - your opinions?