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Slimline Stacked Squares

It is a fact, universally acknowledged, that a cardmaker will never, ever, regret having plenty of options for making birthday cards. So a set like these simple but beautiful Happy Birthday Clear Stamps from Impression Obsession are a very good choice, since they can be used over and over again in just about ANY style and color palette imaginable. 
 
These stamps lend themselves beautifully to coloring or paper piecing, but for my first time out, I decided to stamp and emboss (in VersaMark Ink and Ranger Black Powder); then do some inkblending in the background with a bunch of Distress Oxide Inks.
I used Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Tumbled Glass to create a sort of rainbow effect, and blended them using sponge applicators. I was so happy with the result that I decided to make a second panel; this one's embossed with WOW Opaque Bright White Superfine Powder. I love that the same layout and inks gives such dramatically different effects!
I also love how well the stacked squares fit in the current "trendy" papercrafting format... a slimline card!
Lauren Bergold
is always happy when she 
can use a rainbow of colors!

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