I wanted to share another JustRite project with you today. This card also uses one of the Winter CHA 2009 new release products that is now available -- the beautiful Trompe Script Lowercase Font! I used it in combination with the upppercase "E" from the Trompe Script Uppercase Font, on the smaller of the Harmony Rectangle Stamper Set.
My card is 5.50" square and uses this week's CPS 110 sketch -- I let the design of the patterned paper carry out the flourish element on the left side of the sketch. May Arts taffeta ribbon is from one of Jody Morrow's ribbon shares. Spellbinders Tags 5 was used to die cut the tag. It's popped up on dimensional foam tape. Tonic Edge Distresser and machine stitching completed the card. Ink and paper details follow below . . .
I recently had a question asked about the best types of inks to use with JustRite products, so I thought I would share that information with all of you, too. For any products you previously owned before this release, I've found that chalk inks work best in covering most of the JustRite larger surface images (including larger fonts) better than dye-based inks.
If the only option of ink you have to use is a dye ink and you are not getting the impression you'd like from your stamps, you may want to consider revisiting this Splitcoaststampers.com tutorial Sharon Johnson wrote about how to condition your JustRite stamps. I also recommend stamping on some type of padded surface, as opposed to a hard desk or tabletop. You can see in the photo below, that I stamp on Stampin' Up's stamping paper pad.
That being said, JustRite slightly changed the manufacturing process of their stamps with this latest 2009 release and we've discovered that dye ink impressions greatly improved in the process! Below is a comparison for you:
As you can see, the Memento dye-based ink on the far left made a perfect impression, as did the other two chalk inks I tried! I ended up using the VersaMagic version on the far right because I thought that ink color matched the paper I was using better.
Speaking of that paper, it's from my favorite line, Webster's Pages -- the Reflections of Nature collection designed by the multi-talented Terri Conrad. Terri's beautiful patterns/designs you've all come to know and love through Webster's Pages paper has been licensed to some other manufacturers, who are beginning to distribute some gorgeous home accents! You can see/read more about the products on Terri's blog AND have the chance to win some of those beautiful new products -- I hope you'll check it out and leave Terri some love over at her blog. But you only have until this Friday to enter for the chance to win.
I hope to be back tomorrow with another Spring project!