Monday, November 3, 2014


This card was a thank you note to our friend Donna, whose major joy in life is baking extraordinary goodies for people on her "A" list.  How fortunate we are to find ourselves on that stellar list!  At this writing, we are currently snarfing our way through a batch of incredible lemon cupcakes and loving every bite . . .

One of my new favorite techniques is to smoosh various colors onto an acrylic block, pick up the color with a wet paintbrush, and paint away on my embossed focal point.  When done, I mist what inks are left on the block with water and then stamp the block onto another piece of cardstock.  There's usually enough ink left on the block for yet another stamping, so I heat dry the first layer of color and then re-stamp.  This provides darker splots and blots for added textural interest.  Since the inks are the same ones I used for the focal point, the background matches it perfectly and everybody is happy.  I hope . . .

Cardstock:   Marco’s Jute
Stamps:        Hampton Arts Willowy Sunflower, Stampin’ Up “Thanks”
Inks:               Versamark, VersaCraft Lemon Yellow, ColorBox Chalk
                          Frost White, Distress Gathered Twigs, Mowed Lawn,
                          Peeled Paint, VersaCraft Forest
Emb Powder:   Judikins Opaque White
Dies:              Lil Inker Stitched Mats: Rectangle, ScrapMart Bubble
Doo Dads:    Flower Soft Gold, Dark Green ribbon       

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