Work days coming up, so last night I finished a card for several challenges: SSS Flickr Challenge #19, SSS Wednesday, Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog. The Flickr challenge is to make your own background & I began by stenciling Distress Inks peacock feathers & picked raspberry. Before removing the stencil I brushed over it with a wet paintbrush. It was dry embossed with a beautiful Cuttlebug folder & then I sponged on more of the inks. The same inks were splattered on the card front & the sentiment is stamped in Brilliance Starlite Black--an old ink pad that's become one of my favorites for sentiments. I have a huge collection of store bought flowers from before I had dies. Decided to use some of them for my bouquet--just added a bit of Stickles to the black ones. Finished off with clear sequins from my friend, Rosemary--a sweetie & a supremely talented designer. This card's message is so true, as I'm very grateful for all my cardmaking friends.
SSS products: Moroccan Stencil & Card-Exchanging Friends stamp set. Edited to add: also entering at City Crafter Challenge Blog: sequins.