Whew... long time since I have had the opportunity to write on my blog. My husband has become very ill and time has been at a premium. Taking time out to spend with my Savior is always a priority, but I also need time in my craft room to get my creative juices flowing. I believe God gives us the gift of creativity to keep us balanced. We cannot help others from an empty bucket. And we all know how quickly our bucket gets empty!!!
The card today is one of my favorites from the last few weeks. I had seen two of my favorite designers (Mindy Eggan and Sandy Allnock) feature a new way of doing alcohol ink. I love, love new techniques. That got me all excited and I spent a week making different colors and swirls on paper they suggested and I already had in my stash!!! (If you're interested in trying this technique, please read their blogs first. They both have tons of information and it's much different than what we used to do with alcohol ink!!!)
So, here's my card:
I used a new stencil from The Crafters Workshop. Love the stencil and I have already used it several times.
I applied black ink with the dome applicators.
Peacock Feathers Distress ink was applied to the word "love" and the butterfly in the middle.
I cut the heart out of one of the practice pieces of my alcohol papers.
Then I used a portion of an old stamp to apply Versamark ink and emboss with teal embossing powder.
I backed the heart with matching teal cardstock to make those colors come together.
The right side of the clock just needed something to make it come together and somehow, it felt like a bee would be the perfect addition. I actually cut the bee out of a brochure I had from a trip to the San Antonio Meijers Gardens.
So there it is.
I really enjoyed making this card. Probably because I had not worked with stencils for a long time and it's fun to see them come back. The new designs are just awesome and our imaginations can go in all kind of fun directions.
I am entering this card into these challenges:
http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ Use stencils (my background)
https://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/ You're so sweet ( the heart)
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/ Make it colorful
Thank you so much for stopping by.
I would love to see your comments.
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