Hi All!  Happy Monday! I cannot believe that it is the last day of July already!!  Where is the summer going?

Before you know it, Christmas will be here.  Just to drive that point home, demonstrators are able to pre-order from the holiday catalog starting tomorrow. Can you believe that?

Before we go too far down that road, though, there are still plenty of things that I still want to show you in the annual catalog.

Like the new Glossy White Cardstock (#144240). I haven’t played too much with this yet, but spent some time with it this weekend. There are still a ton of techniques I want to try with this new product like the one I’m showing you today.

I used cotton balls, reinkers and rubbing alcohol to make the background on today’s featured card.

Tammy's Stamping Creations Stampin' Up! Lovely Words Thinlits

After dowsing a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol, I added a few drops of reinkers from three separate colors directly to separate cotton balls. For this card, I used Lemon Lime Twist, Marina Mist, and Island Indigo.

Tammy's Stamping Creations Stampin' Up! Lovely Words Thinlits

After pouncing each of the wet cotton balls on the glossy paper, I went over it again with a dry cotton ball.

Tammy's Stamping Creations Stampin' Up! Lovely Words Thinlits

Once the background was completely dry, I cut the sentiment out of the center using the Lovely Words Thinlits (#144733).

Tammy's Stamping Creations Stampin' Up! Lovely Words Thinlits

I stamped the Whisper White paper behind the sentiment with the background stamp as well as the “For You” part of the “thoughts for you” sentiment from Best Birds.

Pretty simple technique with a great artistic result.

Tammy's Stamping Creations Stampin' Up! Lovely Words Thinlits

I hope you like it as much as I do and I hope you have a great Monday!

Tammy

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