Here's a card for the birthday of a friend's husband. I hope he will like it. I have to tell you - the outer black edge is from what I had placed the card on to photograph. When I first looked at the picture I'm like "How did I get the thing on the cardbase like that?". Then I had a DUH moment! So the actual card is just the green splotchy base and then the die cuts. :-0
- Image is a LaBlanche stamp, stamped & colored with copics last summer. Used more of the LaBlanche specialty paper. I'm thinking when my supply of this is gone, I will stick to Xpress & Neenah, as it 'feels' better to me when I'm using copic markers.
- die cut with S/Binders Labels 29. Used the outer edge of the die to make a black faux mat using a white pencil on black c/s, then handcut.
- splotchy card base was done on Canson Mixed Media paper, 90# weight using Dylusions Green Martini. I mixed some of the original spray in a bottle, diluted with plain water to get another shade of the spray. Then did the same procedure in a 2nd bottle, added some white linen, shook it very well & had 2 new shades of Dylusions. I'm using about 1 oz of each color, then filling the bottle with water. You could have all shades - depending on the mixture of the original spray to the amount of water. Then after getting the look I wanted on the cardstock, I spritzed - very lightly - with a yellow Dylusions (think it is Sunshine). I sprayed some Tattered Angels gold after the first level dried. I like how it turned out.
- added a punched dragonfly, 2 layers of lightweight glitter paper (American Crafts, 6x6) in light blue, yellow. IRL you can just see the bottom layer of yellow peeking through.
- Elizabeth Craft die cut sentiment using a snippet from the mat cut finished this one off.
We are off to Costco & Sam's (and probably lunch out somewhere...!) to get my new prescription driving glasses, and possibly look for a pressure washer. DH borrowed our neighbor's washer to do the shed & deck last week, and I'm not a big fan of borrowing equipment from other folks. If it breaks, you have to replace it, and I'd rather we just have our own if we're going to be buying one.
Thanks so much for joining me this morning. Have a wonderful afternoon, and I hope to get around to doing some visiting later this evening. Hugs