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A blessed gift

On the ninth day of Christmas I am returning to the blog. I’ve been enjoying some time with family and friends, relaxing, reading but I have not been creating cards! This panel started out as a practice for another project but I ended up turning it into a card anyway. I began with a panel of hot pressed watercolour paper with masking fluid splattered over it. I used a stamp positioner to stamp the different coloured elements of the berry branch in distress inks then embossed over the image with embossing powder. Unfortunately when you put embossing powder over masking fluid it sticks so the panel became very textured and very speckled with ‘snow’. I painted weathered wood distress stain over the background added a sentiment but was not able to remove much of the masking fluid as I had ‘glued’ it there with heat embossing!

As this was a practice panel I changed my order of operations when I made the next card, stamping and embossing first then splattering masking fluid second. I hope your 2018 is off to a great start. I have been busy keeping up with Dressember details which I will post more about later but I’ll just add a quick thank you here to all who have donated to this worthy cause; you have really encouraged me.

 

Supplies

Stamps: berry speckled, peace & love

Inks: versamark, crimson red versamark, weathered wood distress stain

Distress Markers: festive berries, gathered twigbarn door, forest moss


Paper:  Neenah solar white cardstock, hot pressed watercolour paper, neenah red pepper cardstock

Also: stamping platformmasking fluid, WOW clear gloss superfine embossing powder

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3 Comments on “A blessed gift”

  1. Karen Jackson says:

    This lovely card Heather shows that there is delight and satisfaction to be had from our work even if it is not what was originally planned. Yes, your practice piece is different from the one you made later, but it is just as beautiful in it’s own, frosty way, and the red mount makes it really pop. Fabulous.
    So pleased that you had a relaxing time over the holidays. Happy New Year!

  2. Pat says:

    This may be a practice piece Heather but it is just as beautiful. I love the more muted tones in the background and the red berries and sentiment stand out so prettily. x


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