Monday, February 15, 2021

Birds & Roses

Hello Everyone,

Today I will be playing along with Freshly Made Sketches. Here is my unconventional card for today, enjoy!

The other day I took out my acrylic paints, brayer, and went to town experimenting. After creating a ton of pages I thought I would stencil over the paint using Joseph's Coat technique. I grabbed the Mega Rose stencil from Altenew and laid it over one of the painted creations. Applied VersaMark Ink and heat embossed using clear powder. Then the magic should have happened when applying ink over the clear embossing but what I didn't realize is acrylic paint is plastic and resists DI too. Fortunately, the DI did resist a bit. I did spray a matte finish over it so it wouldn't smudge. I think it has a dreamy quality.

Because the background is so dominating I thought I would make the rest of the card simple. I first diecut the birds in black but it was too much for the soft background. So I tried white and it seemed just perfect.

The sentiment is what makes this card so special.
The long font creates an eye-catching cluster of three. The rhinestones add a bit of bling.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy. 

All the best,

2 comments:

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Nice take on the sketch! The white birds on a line are perfect against the bold background. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Wow an amazingly detailed background! I love the effect you've created! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

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