I was recently reminded that a very special brother-in-law will soon turn 80. I wanted to help him celebrate across the miles.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Recently, I needed a sympathy and decided to try ink smooshing for the background. I had seen this technique recently on this blog. I didn't remember exactly how it was done, so I just put distress ink on a piece of acetate, spritzed it with water and placed watercolor paper on top and peeled it off. In case you're tempted, don't use regular cardstock for this. I tried that first and had a big fail. After the background was dry, I stamped the image and sentiment onto background with Versafine Smokey Gray ink. I cut it out with a die and added a frame, then mounted it on white card base.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Once again, a challenge from Karen on Gingerwood Bulletin Board inspired me to make a card. The challenge is to make a card using fruit. Strangely enough, I have very few stamps of fruit. I did find this one and decided it would make a good birthday card for a female relative who works hard and would like nothing more than a day to relax on her birthday.