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Mon 30

Happy Thoughts
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for some card making fun.  I have a bright, fun, happy card to go with our beautiful spring weather.


To create this card, I stamped the floral wreath image on watercolor paper, using Versa Mark ink pad and then heat embossed the image using white embossing powder.  

I sponged the whole stamped background piece using several colors of Distress Oxide Inks.  I started in the center of the paper using Fossilized Amber ink, next Carved Pumpkin and finished with Picked Raspberry.  With a dry tissue, I wiped across the embossed image to remove any ink left on top of the embossing.

Next, I removed ink from the leaves and flowers with a paintbrush and plain water.  I loaded my paint brush with the water and painted inside the flowers and then blotted them with a dry paper towel. I continued this process for all the leaves and flowers.  Not all of the ink will be removed, but they will be noticeably lighter. I saw a video that Jennifer McGuire did, and since then have seen many more on YouTube.

I dried my paper and then went in with colored pencils to add some contrasting color to the stamped image.  This is a small image so you don't see as much detail as in a larger stamped imaged.  I used a blender pen to soften the colored pencil. 

I spattered the paper with pain water, blotted that it with a dry towel, and spattered it with gold ink. 


I die cut the word "happy" from gold foil paper and glued this to a strip of vellum paper. I adhered this to the card front and gold embossed the word "thoughts" underneath the vellum strip.  

To finish the card, I used foam adhesive to adhere the card front to a white cardstock mat, which I then glued to a pink mat.  These I glued to a white card base.

Thanks for stopping by today!





Gorgeous oxide background - beautiful card.


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