This posting is for our Thursday's dream schemes and it is a free challenge. I would like to challenge you to send one of your cards that you make and send it to someone you know who is in need of a lift. Maybe someone elderly who is stuck inside because of this horrendous winter or maybe someone who has lost their job or maybe even someone suffering from depression or illness. I have been challenging myself this year to do this kind of thing more. I do love creating, but I am learning that I enjoy it even more when I share it. Design team member Deborah March spends some of her time regularly at a nursing home helping the residents make greeting cards. Just a donation of cards for the residents to send to people would be appreciated...the elderly living on a fixed income rarely have extra dollars for such things.
The birdhouse stencil (LM148) was done with the double glitter technique and very pale glitters, then the detail work was stenciled with pigment inks. The frame around the window was stenciled with pigment ink and the happy birthday stencil (LM285) was pasted in a pale blue paste mixture I had used to create something else. You can mix your own colors...I believe I used a couple tablespoons of pearlescent embossing paste (DPP) and mixed a small 1/4 teaspoon of the Metallic F/X Navajo Sky (F/X17) into it. Then while it was still wet I sprinkled a turquoise ultrafine glitter on top of it. When it was dry I took the tip of a craft knife and scratched just a bit of the glitter off to expose the light blue paste that was under it.
If you would like the instructions for the double glitter technique that has all the details and tips email me at: email@example.com