Stamp TV's Mix-it-up Monday challenge is to do a card that is "warm and cozy." I figured snuggling up knitting is a warm and cozy occupation. The 365 Cards Day 44 challenge is this recipe:
So, I started with a pink card base, made it a patterned paper by stamping a swirly background and dusting with Perfect Pearls. Using Perfect Pearls is "pulling out an old technique or tool" that I haven't used for awhile. That's the challenge for Our Daily Bread's November challenge to Operation Write Home. It also fits for the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge to "Just add pearls." Then I used the same stamp to add pattern to the darker pink paper mat. This time I added the same Perfect Pearls (violet) to clear embossing powder, and heat embossed. Unfortunately, you can't really see the shine in the photo. The image stamp and the sentiment come from the Gina K Designs "Basket Additions" set. The basket is stamped on one patterned paper, and the basket liner is stamped on another - both by Stampin' Up! That covers the four patterned papers, the two stamps and the one sentiment. The knitting supplies, as well as shading on the basket and liner were done with Copic Markers. To complete the Day 244 challenge, I added three chipboard hearts, colored with Copic Marker and then shined up with Diamond Glaze.
- Diana Evensen
- These are a few of my favorite things (not in order of importance): Creating beautiful things from paper or fabric; Loving puppy dogs (and cats, and other furry critters); Being part of the Eagan Hills Alliance Church family; Enjoying my grandchildren; Relaxing with my husband - especially someplace with dramatic nature (like the North Shore of Lake Superior); Being appreciated by folks where I work.