Monday, September 25, 2017

Bashfully Sympathetic

Bringing you some inspiration with our new Color of the Year, Bashful.  This card is inspired by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #231.  Here is the sketch.

A friend mine just lost her husband to cancer and I wanted to send her something with soft muted colors.

Sympathy Card
When I was done with the card I wasn't happy with so much white around the focal point so I used a small rose stamp from the set and created a soft lacy effect all around the edges. 

Lacy Border Effect 
Now go, find your inspiration on the AHSC blog and play along!  It's so much fun!

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Z3375 - For You Darling - Acrylix stamps w/ Thin Cuts
Z3369 - Bashful Pearls
X5941 - Bashful Dual Sided Cardstock
Z2819 - Bashful Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2832 - Pewter Exclusive Inks stamp pad
X254 - White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A Spooky Boo!

Time for another episode of Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge.  Here is the Sketch for this week, September 11th.

Check out how to play along and be inspired on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog.  You can add your creation through Sunday so you still have lots of time to create.

I pretty much followed the sketch very literally this week.  I created two cards to share with you.  The first is Halloween inspired.

Cats & Bats

Cats & Bats inside
I wasn't able to adequately photo the paper behind the spider.  The web is lightly sponged then brushed with a clear shimmer pen and the web accentuated with liquid glass. It's quite fabulous in person. 😁 I stamped a big BOOO! for the inside and colored in with my ShinHan markers for a nice monochromatic card.

Falling for You
My Thank You card was stamped in Nutmeg and colored in with my ShinHan markers. I chose an assortment of fall colors and added coordinating sequins in a solid line. I love how that turned out as I usually only scatter sequins.  It's fun to try "new" things and change it up. 

Thanks for stopping by!