I was thinking about taking a nap this afternoon, but instead, I ended up at my craft table! Since there was a great new challenge for PTI's Make it Monday, and also a great new color combo for Summer Card Camp, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to kill two birds with one stone! :)
Here is the new color combo:
And the MIM technique, linked above, is basically to use re-inkers and craft foam to make your own multi-color inkpad to ink a single stamp in multiple colors. COOL! (What WILL that Betsy Veldman think of NEXT??)
So instead of inking up an image with multiple elements, I decided to use the technique to get a "gradient" inking effect. I used Pure Poppy, Orange Zest (PTI) and Mango Madness (Versamagic) and inked up the foam so that the colors were just touching at the edges. Then I used Daydreamer to stamp the gradient-type flowers. I also blended Simply Chartruese and Spring Moss on foam to stamp the stems, leaves and grass. I used the first color-blend to stamp the sentiment from Think Big Favorites #2, and added the word "friend" from Little Bitty Bird.
I stamped my Summer Sunrise card base in Fresh Snow ink using Polka Dot Basics 2, and then added a strip of Spring Moss Bitty Dots paper matted on a strip of Pure Poppy Cardstock. I layered a block of Simply Chartreuse cardstock and then popped the focal point up on foam adhesive.
Here is a close-up of the multi-colored stamping:
Thanks for looking!