Here's the card shared today...had some fun techniques on it (Yippee, the Brushos worked a bit better for me, thanks to Shirley for taking the time to email with the procedures she uses to achieve some stunning backgrounds.) My 2nd play with the Brusho-s worked better than my first attempt. Also thanks to another sweet cardmaker (Loll) who inspires me with all the techniques she shares, I used some Golden's glass bead paste. (Loll has a fantastic card shared today with this product..fun, fun) You'll be seeing some more of my experimental play in the near future.
- Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle die; used a Judikins shaving brush tool to lightly add color to the edges.
- Brusho background created on same Bristol paper. Wet paper very well, sprinkled Lemon Yellow Brusho crystals; watched those spread for couple seconds, spritzed more water; then used 2 different Brusho greens (think it was sea green and leaf green), spritzing between each color as the crystals were dropped. Also made sure to keep the paper quite wet. First attempt with this product on this card, I wet the w/c paper, but didn't keep spritzing to keep the surface wet enough. Lesson learned, and thanks Shirley! Die cut this with larger Stitched Rectangle from the same set (center portion is removed).
- Golden Glass Bead gel applied through MB Mesh stencil, let it dry. Not sure if the photo shows the iridescent sparkle on some of the gel paste when it dried. First attempt with this product. The image & mat were adhered to this piece (which was a snippet as it happens - had messed up a card, and this was the back piece that didn't get trashed).
- Elizabeth Craft sentiment die, 3 layers from same Brusho piece used for the background. (a snippet!) Glue the layers together, add to the card.
- Scor-pal for top & bottom lines on card base, just to add a bit of definition. I had loads of fun with this card. Oh yes, the ribbon was a seafoam green, but used copics to darken it to a more compatible shade with the foliage.
Since it's been some while that I had a chance to pop over to the Snippets Playground and give my little buddy Parsnip a big hug, I'm headed over that way. Don't you have some snippets to add to a card, and c'mon over to join in the fun for Week 164? I'm sure you do - Let's Go!
Thanks for joining me this afternoon. Hope you're staying warm where you are this afternoon, and big cyber hugs to all those who've been ill or maybe just need a hug. Come again when you can.
Edit: Just discovered this card will (I hope!) fit the bill of fare over at Happy Little Stampers for the February challenge...I've been wanting to play along, so I hope this will qualify!