Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th of July

We're spending a nice mellow holiday here. Mild weather. Sunny skies. We've slowcooked ribs on the grill. Ahhhhh!

I also managed to do a little cardmaking. Not a holiday related card, but still. Can a day get much better?

I stamped the background the other night with silhouette stamp images from Inque Boutique that I'd inked with Perfect Resist by Stampinback. I should have mentioned before that Stampinback is a company based in Norway, but I'd ordered my Perfect Resist through I Brake for Stamps, a great online shop that also carries some of Stampinback's line of rubber stamp images. The sentiment is also by Inque Boutique. The background was colored with EZ TintZ by Fiber Scraps. The butterfly is a Spellbinders chipboard die cut spritzed with Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels.

Hope everyone celebrating the 4th of July today enjoys a safe and happy holiday. :-)


  1. This is really beautiful!

  2. This is gorgeous!

  3. this is a lovely card.
    can you tell me more about the resist medium you are stamping with? I have never heard of it but would really like to know more.
    Sydney Australia

  4. Gorgeous card!! Beautiful image and I love the background!!

  5. Deanne, the resist medium that I used is called Perfect Resist and is manufactured in Norway. It's water-based, acid-free, and non-toxic. It can be heat-set, but it doesn't have to be to get that resist effect.

    I've used Versamark for resist and thought that was a more subtle look. I've used Ranger's Clear Resist and thought that was better than Versamark. I decided to try the Perfect Resist because I wanted to try using it via a spray bottle as well as directly on stamps. This is a very thin medium, so it works well for misting. As I recall, the reinkers for Versamark and Clear Resist are thicker--not positive about the Clear Resist though.

    Thanks for the comments everyone! I did like how this card turned out.

  6. Love your blog Jay, lovely cards and great tutorials. I've nominated you for an award. If you pop over to my blog you can pick it up.

    Here's Mine.


  7. This is very elegant. I'm putting the Stamping Resist on my lastest wishlist. :)

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  9. Beautiful in it's simplicity.
    I would like to make an award to you. You don't know me but I read your blog regularly and find it very inspiring. Please pop over to my Crafty Bits blog to find out more


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