I've now worked 2 shifts to help the full-time nurse since my 4 months off. Things went fine, but my next 2 shifts will be covering for her, so I'm back on my own. Trying not to think about it & glad I have a week off now!
There are so many videos--sometimes I get overwhelmed with all the ideas. However, I was energized & inspired by Jennifer McGuire's Ombre Backgrounds. Emboss resist is a technique I use a lot & I have tons of neglected background stamps. I'd been trying to figure out what to do for a sympathy card to send overseas & thought Jennifer's design was perfect. I already had in mind using my NBUS Avery Elle dies & bundled sage Distress Ink. I was debating about various leaves when I came across my forgotten Hero Arts Flower Medley Background--perfect!
I finished ink blending a white embossed panel & thought I should have left the top of the card plain--no stamping. That's why I cut the panel down & eventually ended up with the 2 strips at the bottom. Today I looked at Jennifer's cards again & realized most of hers do have the stamping over the entire panel. Oh well, I like how this turned out & I'll be doing it her way soon.
I'm entering Darnell's NBUS #10, CropStop & HLS CAS (using "blue" as feeling sad).
My next card was inspired by Cornelia's Stamplorations Spotlight Project using Alcohol Inks--something I seriously struggle with. I didn't end up with a card anything like hers--maybe next time. However, I was successful getting a panel I could actually use, so I'm thrilled!
Yes, it looks like Fall, but I'm fine with making all kinds of cards all year long. The gold splatters were done with Distress Stain tarnished brass. The Poppystamps leaf was die cut from another scrap of glossy photo paper & I brushed it with the tarnished brass. Jennifer's video also reminded me of the JudiKins Irridescent Sparkle embossing powder I've had forever. I absolutely love the look it gave the leaf!
The frame is made with Lil' Inker stitched rectangles & is attached to the card front I covered with a panel of self-adhesive cork. This is the first time I've used this sentiment stamp from Stamplorations Boxed Blooms & Bold Sentiments set. I'm entering Darnell's NBUS #10, Stamplorations Spotlight Project Showcase & Word Art Wednesday. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.