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Reindeer Fashion…

In my world reindeers would wear cozy sweaters in the winter in the latest fashion colors like Lemon Lime Twist!

So I created this Christmas card in vibrant nontraditional colors just so his sweater would make a fashion statement…

And snow would be all glittery like Clear Wink of Stella…

Even the trees shine…

In this side view you can see he has been “lifted” from the page with dimensionals and his sweater is also a separate piece.

and a peek inside.

Now I’ll just confess I love to “fussy cut” but this one is a challenge with those antlers.  I do love the way they look though.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Early Espresso, Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, plus watercolor paper and gold foil
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Flirty Flamingo
  • Stamps:  Merry Patterns and Christmas Quilt (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Clear Wink of Stella, Card Front Builder Framelits and “E” Acrylic Block and Aqua Painter

Digits

  • The Lemon Lime Twist base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″, fold and burnished with bone folder.
  • The Early Espresso layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The watercolor paper layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Using Aqua Painter and reinker “paint” one side of the “E” Acrylic Block with Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Flirty Flamingo.  Spritz with water and stamp on the watercolor paper.  Add pressure for a few seconds to give the ink time to absorb into the watercolor paper and lift.  Let dry naturally.
  • While the background is drying, cut trees from Old Olive CS.  Don’t forget the single tree inside.  Paint with Clear Wink of Stella.
  • Stamp reindeer and sweater on scrap Thick Whisper White and “fussy cut”.
  • Cut small gold foil reindeer and set aside for the inside of the card.
  • Add Wink of Stella to background of watercolor paper by flipping the brush or slinging on the color.
  • Add sentiment in upper right corner with Early Espresso.
  • Attach watercolor background over the Early Espresso layer with multipurpose glue and weight down to dry.
  • Add three trees using multipurpose glue.
  • Add sweater to reindeer with multipurpose glue and reindeer to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Early Espresso layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached over Early Espresso layer with SNAIL.
  • Add final tree  and gold reindeer to lower right corner with multipurpose glue.

Here it is Friday and another gorgeous fall weekend to enjoy!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Enjoy Today…

There’s no other statement more poignant as “Enjoy Today”.  If we could just turn our worrying minds off and enjoy just this day and the moment…

The card today is a personal favorite not just because it has a water colored background and a fall theme (my favorite season!) but because of the sentiment…

The background was made using an acrylic block and Daffodil Delight reinker on water color paper.

Leaves were cut from a piece of watercolor paper treated with dry pigment sprayed with water.  The pieces were intentionally left in smallest leaf.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Real Red Cardstock plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Vintage Leaves and Climbing Orchids (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Copper Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, Acrylic Block “E”, Leaflets Framelits,  Seasonal Layers Framelits (smallest leaf), Aqua Painter or large round paint brush and Ken Oliver’s Color Burst Pigments

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″
  • The Real Red layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • In order to have the water color leaves to cut out, you will need to prepare a piece of water color paper with Ken Oliver’s Color Burst or any other way you want to add color.  You could definitely use reinkers.  With the Color Burst you spritz the paper and blow the dry pigment on the paper and let them blend together.  It is amazing to watch.  You can always spritz more to move the color or add more pigment.  Once dry, cut out your leaves with Leaflets Framelits and Seasonal Layers Framelits.  I left the pieces in the smaller leaf but you could always remove them for a different look.
  • The water color layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Color your “E” Acrylic block with Daffodil Delight marker and spritz with water or drop a few drops of reinker on the block and color with an Aqua Painter then “stamp” the block on the water color paper.  Hold for a few seconds and lift.  I like to let the color dry naturally, but you can use your heat gun.
  • Once dry, stamp the sentiment at the top center with Archival Basic Black.
  • Add splatters of water with your Aqua Pen or a brush, sprinkle with Copper EP and heat.  When you use water with Embossing Powder it takes a little longer to melt…just sayin’
  • Add your leaves with multipurpose glue.
  • Add this layer over the Real Red layer with multipurpose glue and weight the paper with something heavy to hold it in place.  Water color paper warps so you need a good strong adhesive.
  • Add linen thread bow to stems.  YouTube Video on bow here.

Today is my first Skype rehearsal for OnStage presentation.  I’m a little nervous…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

 

Inky fingers will make you HaPpY!

B

Christmas Cheer…

Let’s face it…there are some people you want to give a gift card to for Christmas for so many reasons.  I’ll just say anyone over 11 or twelve can be a challenge…male or female.

Here’s an excellent solution to that problem for you, especially if that person is a coffee drinker…

A handmade gift card holder that works for male or female…

A close up showing the “ombre” effect on the sentiment.

Here’s a close up of the card holder just behind the card front.

Inside card close up.

If you have those on your list you are planning to give a gift card to, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits so you can make them feel extra special by including a handmade card just for them…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Pear Pizazz, Soft Sky, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Pear Pizazz, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Almost Navy, Real Red and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Coffee Café and  Merry Cafe
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Pretty Label Punch, Coffee Cups Framelits, Card Front Builder (holly leaves), small hole punch (berries), Ribbon (my seam binding ribbon is retired), 1-1/4″ Circle Punch

Digits

  • The Soft Sky base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score on the long edge at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″.  Fold and burnish with bone folder.
  • The Pear Pizazz layer inside the card is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The vertical piece of DSP is 1: x 4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Punch one Soft Sky and one Thick Whisper White label with Pretty Label Punch.
  • Cut the Soft Sky label in half and attach to back of Thick Whisper White layer with SNAIL.  Add over 1″ DSP with dimensionals.
  • Stamp on scrap Thick Whisper White small cup in Pear Pizazz.
  • With framelits cut the small cup, two sets of Pear Pizazz leaves.  Punch six Real Red “berries”.
  • Add leaves behind Pretty Label at top and bottom with glue dots.
  • Add “berries” at top right with multipurpose glue.
  • Add small cup to label with dimensionals.
  • Fold 2-3/4″ panel to the inside of the card.  Add a piece of DSP 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ with SNAIL.  Punch edge with 1-1/4″ circle punch.
  • On the front panel add a piece of DSP 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ with SNAIL.
  • Tie ribbon around this panel in a knot bow.
  • Stamp cup, lid and cup sleeve on scrap Thick Whisper White Cardstock in Early Espresso.  Cut out with framelits.  Cut out lid stir piece from Pear Pizazz.
  • Glue lid to Cup with multipurpose glue.  Add stir piece with glue dots.
  • Stamp sentiment on sleeve.  Use markers to color the word “Christmas” in Soft Sky then add just at the bottom Almost Navy.  Color the word “Cheer” in Pear Pizazz and add Old Olive at just the bottom.  Huff on your stamp really well and stamp.  Add sleeve to cup with SNAIL.
  • Add holly and berries to top and bottom of sleeve.
  • Add cup to front panel with dimensionals.

This particular gift card holder would work for male or female and especially if they are coffee drinkers.  Look at your DSP and make several of these.  You know they will come in handy!

Hope you are having a great start to your week even with the news this morning from Las Vegas.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

indeed.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Masculine Birthday Wishes…

As promised last week, here is another masculine birthday card using the stamp set Feathered Together…

Once again vibrant colors because I think guys really do like color!

A glamour close up.  I made no attempt to line up the feathers evenly.

And a peek inside…

I do love this sentiment…so appropriate so many times.

So do you have a “big guy” with a birthday coming up?  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Soft Sky
  • Stamps:  Feathered Together
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  none!

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″.
  • The Basic Black layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • The first feather is Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze.
  • The second feather is Soft Sky, Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive.
  • The third feather is Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze and Real Red.
  • Add the feather outline to each feather with Archival Basic Black.
  • Add sentiment at center top with Archival Basic Black.
  • Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside  the Basic Black layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • Stamp small feather in Real Red and add sentiment in Archival Black.  Add this layer over Basic Black layer with SNAIL.

Using the Thick Whisper White Cardstock makes this card feel expensive and well done.  The vibrant colors paired with the black is classic.

Have a great Thursday!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

all those things…

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Perk Up Buttercup…

Once again I offer you a masculine birthday card…and it has color!  So many masculine cards are neutrals and I’m pretty sure most boys/men like color.

So here’s my idea…

Now I would change up the doodle border for a masculine card, or you could do no border at all.

This close up shows some of the Micron Pen work as shadows on the cups.

And here’s a peek inside…

This card was made for someone special who loves coffee as much as I do and she will love the doodled border.  Pretty easy to change it out to the border used on the feather card here.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist, Real Red and Soft Sky
  • Stamps:  Merry Cafe’
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Black .005 Micron Pen

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White card base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to the card front with SNAIL.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Draw a light pencil line where you’d like the bottom of the cups.  Four cups fit perfectly horizontally.  Stamp your cups.  Stamp your sentiment.
  • If you want to draw the border, practice a curvy line with a loop at the corners.  Go back and draw two loops like a figure 8 at the corners.  Add the dots here and there.  It’s your border and it will be perfect!
  • Add lines to one side of the cup and lid to create a shadow.
  • Add this layer to your card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ layer of Lemon Lime Twist attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is stamped with one cup and the cup is treated like those on the card front.  Add this layer with SNAIL.
  • A cup was also added to the lower left corner of the envelope to coordinate with the card front.  Or as Frances Martins says, “let the party begin with the envelope!”

I would love a stamp that said “buttercup” to go with this set…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yep.

And come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Feathered Birthday…

Today I’m sharing another masculine birthday card made especially for my son-in-love who will hopefully be home next week from South Korea to celebrate his birthday in the states!

He does not lack self confidence so I feel comfortable poking him a little…

It’s the sentiment here he will think is funny.

The close up shows a “doodled” border.

I think he will like it!

and a peek inside.

If you find making masculine cards as challenging as I do, maybe this one will help you out with your stash.  I have two more masculine cards coming up next week if you want to stop by.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock.
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive and Soft Sky
  • Stamps:  Feathered Together
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Micron Pen Black .005

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Basic Black layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The next Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  To get my border reasonably straight, I draw a light pencil line to follow.  Then with a black .005 Micron Pen I just go for it.  You can always practice a bit on your SU! pad before starting.  After the ink is dry, erase the pencil line.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Archival Basic Black in lower right corner.
  • Stamp three different colored feathers on scrap Thick Whisper White.  I go from light to dark.  Practice on your pad until you like your color combo.  Fussy cut three feathers.  The first feather is attached with multipurpose glue and the other two are on dimensionals.
  • Make a loop of Linen Thread and tie another short piece around to secure.  Add to card front with glue dot.
  • Inside the Basic Black layer is 4-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer was stamped in Archival Basic Black for the sentiment and Real Red for the small feather then attached with SNAIL.
  • I also stamped but forgot to photograph the envelope with a large feather in the lower left corner.

It’s Friday!!!  Hope you have wonder plans for this Autumn weekend.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Fall Colors…

Once again today I’m using the stamp set from October’s Paper Pumpkin kit, but in an entirely different way than yesterday…

Colors of all…

Up close you can see the gold embossing on the leaf and silver embossing around the edges.

The dry embossed Layered Leaves was the perfect background.

And here the leaf stamp was inked in Daffodil Delight, then Pumpkin Pie around the edges and “thumped” with Pool Party.  This technique was also used on the envelope.

I do hope you got this stamp set, but if not, you may have an earlier leaf stamp set that you could substitute.  I needed a mail birthday card with a fall theme.  This set was perfect!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Very Vanilla and Early Espresso Cardstock
  • Ink:  VersaMark, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  September Paper Pumpkin
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Gold and Silver Embossing Powde, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder

Digits

  • The Thick Very Vanilla base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Early Espresso layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Very Vanilla layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Using the Layered Leaves EF run through Big Shot.  Add to card front with SNAIL.
  • The smaller of the Early Espresso layers is 3-3/8″ square.
  • The smaller of the Thick Very Vanilla layers is 3-1/4″ square.  Using VersaMark stamp leaf. Use Embossing Buddy to wipe surface.  Add Gold EP and heat.  Color leaf background in Daffodil Delight marker.  Color some of the area with Pumpkin Pie market right over the Daffodil Delight.  Color other areas with Pool Party marker right over the Daffodil Delight.
  • Add VersaMark to edges of this layer by scraping the edges across the ink pad.  Add Silver EP and heat.
  • Attach the leaf layer to the Early Espresso layer with SNAIL.
  • Add the leaf layer to card front using dimensionals..
  • The sentiment layer is Thick Very Vanilla CS and measures 5/8″ x 2-1/4″.  The Early Espresso layer is 1-3/4″ x 2-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso, tag the end of this layer and add the Very Vanilla layer to the Early Espresso layer with SNAIL.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Early Espresso layer is 5″ x 3-3/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Very Vanilla layer is 4-7/8″ x 3-5/8″.  Ink leaf stamp in all Daffodil Delight.  Add Pumpkin Pie ink straight from ink pad around edges.  Then “thump” Pool Party with marker.  Huff and stamp lower right corner inside.
  • Use this same stamping technique to stamp in the lower left corner of the Very Vanilla Envelope.

This card turned out perfectly for my male fall birthday.  Hope this might help you out too!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

must be cute!

And HaPpY!   Stay inky my friend…

B

Pumpkin Spice…

Not too much longer and it will be pumpkin spice kind of weather and hopefully beautiful gold fall colors and cool temperatures…

Today’s post is a card for just those type of days…

Do you love the fall colors?  And that sentiment from Painted Harvest is my favorite!

I tried a torn edge on the watercolor paper and decided I liked it…

And in the close up you can see the Cajun Craze splatters.

Here’s how this all started…well, actually it started with a crazy idea I had one night when sleep wouldn’t come.  You’ll be proud of me for NOT getting up to immediately make this idea.

First I made my own stamp from the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies (because I forgot to order the bundle!…EEEEK).  Here’s what the stamp looks like…

Three layers of fun foam cut with the thinlits dies glued together to create a stamp.  Next step was this…

a piece of water color paper with taped borders, dampen with lots of water then stamp with Crushed Curry to create this row of trees.  Let dry naturally.

Now you’re ready for the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Marine Mist Cardstock, plus water color paper with torn edges
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Marina Mist
  • Stamps:  Painted Harvest (sentiment), Lovely As A Tree
  • Tools:  Small round brush or Aqua Painter, fun foam, Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies, Artist or Painter’s tape, water spritzer

Digits

  • The Marina Mist base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The water color paper is 5-1/4″ x 4″ (approximately after tearing).
  • Tape water color paper to a non porous board, tape borders with painter’s or masking tape.  Mist the water color paper with spritzer then stamp trees with Crushed Curry ink.  You can also spritz stamp after inking.  Tilt the water color paper so the color can run and “bloom”.  Let dry naturally.  Just go do something else for a bit.  It should be thoroughly dry before continuing.
  • Paint the sky area with water to dampen entire sky surface.  Drop Marina Mist Reinker with your brush in between trees and move the color by tilting your piece upside down.  The color should only go where you have dampened the water color paper.  You can add more color or move the color with you brush.  You can create clouds with a smooshed up tissue and picking up color while the sky is still damp.  Let dry.
  • The Lovely As A Tree Stamp was inked three different times.  Once with Crushed Curry, then Pumpkin Pie and last with Cajun Craze.  Before stamping each color on each tree, spritz the stamp with water.  It does not need to dry completely in between stamping these colors.  They should mingle.
  • Add the greeting in Early Espresso.
  • Add splatters with your brush and Cajun Craze reinker.
  • Let the piece dry completely before removing border tape.
  • Add this piece to card front with multipurpose glue.

This technique was so much fun, I decided to make a winter scene with snow.  I’ll post that later this week.  Hope you’ll give this a try!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Yep.  You best be moving…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

B

Pumpkin Spice…

I’m pushing it I know…BUT it’s almost pumpkin spice time and I have the perfect card for you if you are patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for the fall season to begin…

Who else is ready for their first pumpkin spice latte?

And this Coffee Break Designer Series Paper adds the spice this card needs to be over the top.

This card will be included in my classes this month…

So if you too are a big fan of coffee and especially seasonal coffee flavors, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Early Espresso Cardstock, plus Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso and Soft Sky
  • Stamps:  Merry Cafe
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Coffee Cups Framelits Dies, Stitched Framelits Dies

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Early Espresso layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The first DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The second Early Espresso layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached at an angle with SNAIL.
  • The second DSP layer is 3″ x 4″ attached over the Early Espresso layer with SNAIL.
  • The two DSP stitched circles are 2-3/8″ each.  Attach with SNAIL.
  • Stamp coffee cup on DSP with Early Espresso and the lid, straw, heart and sentiment on Thick Whisper White.  Add stripes in Pumpkin Pie to straw and leaves to sentiment.  Stamp heart in Soft Sky.  Cut all pieces with Coffee Cup Framelits.
  • Add sentiment layer to cup front with SNAIL.
  • Add straw to back of lid with glue dot.
  • Add heart to bottom of cup by attaching linen thread through punched hole in heart and attach with SNAIL at back of cup.
  • Add dimensionals to cup and lid before adding to card front.
  • Inside there is a 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ layer of Early Espresso added with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a 3/4″ x 4-3/8″ strip of DSP added to bottom with SNAIL.
  • I also covered the envelope flap with coordinating DSP and added coffee beans to lower left corner of envelope front.

With Hurricane Harvey blowing toward Texas today, all our thoughts, hugs and prayers are that everyone will be safe once the storm passes.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

B

Autumn in Red…

Working in watercolors is something I do often.  There are stacks of watercolor paper with my favorite color combinations and techniques.

Sometimes I’ll take a whole morning or day and just work creating panels of color and then let them dry to be used later.

And that’s exactly what happened today.  The air felt different this morning.  I know it’s still August and summer, but there is change in the air.  Which prompted me to pull out this color panel and make this autumn card for you today…

This panel had water droplets and salt added while wet.

See the interesting patterns created?

The entire front panel is raised with Adhesive Strips.

And this beautiful leaf was cut with the framelit from Seasonal Layers and the same color panel.

If you have watercolors, I hope you will be inspired to get them out and play with them.  And if you don’t, try some of these techniques with your reinkers.

Either way, here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Water Color Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Feathered Together (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Watercolors (or reinker), Stitched Shapes Framelits, Seasonal Layers Framelits, Water color brush, salt, Strip Adhesive

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Water Color paper layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Add sentiment at lower left corner in Archival Basic Black ink.  Then attach to card front with Strip Adhesive.
  • Color your water color paper panel with water to dampen, then drop colors and let them bloom and travel on your paper.  You can always add water to your brush and move the color more if you want.  While wet add clean drops of water then sprinkle with salt.  Let dry completely.
  • Decide on the size of your square and pick framelits to cut your “frame” from water color paper.  Cut square from dried color panel with largest square.  Add “frame” to color panel with multipurpose glue.  Add art piece to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut leaf from same color panel and add to card front over frame with mini dimensional.
  • Inside a strip from same color panel is added with multipurpose glue.

Isn’t that easy?  And this is a dramatic card in person which is always hard to capture in a photo.

Many of you know that my daughter and son-in-love are stationed in South Korea and have been there for the last 2-1/2 years.  Sweetums and I will be picking her up at the Norfolk, VA, airport this time next week!  We will be relieved to have her home and will continue to wait for SIL until the end of September.  While she says this has been a wonderful cultural experience of a lifetime, the current uncertainty with North Korea and China have ended this trip on a sour note.  Pray for all those who will remain in this chaotic state that common sense and calm reasoning will prevail.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

me too!

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

B