Hello! Enjoying some create time today. We've had 2 days of much needed rain here in
the Central Valley, and it's a perfect excuse to stay home and make cards.
Melissa Phillips is up this week at PTI, and has a wonderful tutorial for us,
Heat Embossed Stencil Backgrounds.
You can see her video and gorgeous creations using this technique on PTI's blog.
I made 2 cards, the first, have to admit, wasn't a favorite, so came up with one I
liked better. Sometimes, if you have the time, it's better to keep going until it pleases.
So here's the first.
I created my own stencil using Coverplate: Gemstone Die & vellum, and embossed it with silver
on an Amethyst Allure cardstock.
Beautiful Butterflies & Beautiful Butterflies Additions, with a hint of Wink of Stella.
Sentiment: New Every Morning.
The antenna are wires I shaped and curled at the ends.
But, like I said, wanted to try this technique again, so brought out the Market Street kit,
and did my bg with one of PTI's stencils: Wood Block Prints
Heat embossed in Zing's Rose, with a little inking (Spring Rain & Blueberry Sky.)
Like this better, maybe because the message can be extended.
I love interactive cards right now. Sliders, and hidden messages and pop up boxes. All such fun
for the recipient! Not to mention fun for me who makes them!
Happy crafting everyone!
And want to thank all who sent prayers my way on behalf of my mom.
Quick note on her condition, my sister and I were advised to bring in hospice care at this time, and they've been wonderful! So thankful for their caring kindness!
She continues to hang in there, with so many issues.
One of the reasons I love you all is our sharing and caring, and especially prayers!
Just wanted to say, 'thanks'.