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You Are Amazing



Hello everyone! Erica back on the blog today, with my second to last post for October. Honesty, if someone could tell me where this year has gone, that would be great. These last few months in particular have just flown by!

Today I've got a card for you made with the stamp set, Just A Rose . It’s such a stunning stamp set and those label sentiments are fab too.



Let's get to it, shall we? I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do for this post, always a great start, huh? All I knew was that it had to be pink, since we are using pink to raise awareness for breast cancer with October being breast cancer awareness month and all. What I tend to do when I'm floundering about without much mojo or an idea right off the bat, is to stamp up the stamps I intend on using and start colouring. Something usually jumps out at me and ends up being a card. This time, I stamped up the flower on water colour paper with first Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and then VersaMark ink on top so I could heat emboss a clear embossing powder over it. Then I sat down and started colouring using my Zig markers. I've not had them long but I looooove them!

I used a little bit of yellow in the middle and on the inner bits of the petals and then went to town with my pink markers to blend in the colours. It ended up looking a bit like a peony actually, something I didn't realise until when I stepped back to look at it. By then I felt it was too late to change it or even cover it up so I just went with it. Not that it looked bad or anything, it just didn't turn out the way I had envisioned it. The leaves I could still make to look the way nature intended so that's what I did.

Well, once it was all finished and dry, I cut a stitched rectangle out of the piece I had coloured on. For simple yet stunning panelling on cards I like using the Femme Frames from Mama Elephant. You can use any dies you have that are slightly different sizes for easy and elegant layering, no need to buy new dies if you have lovely ones already. The next piece I cut out was the scalloped part and that was glued directly to the back of my coloured piece.

For the sentiment, I used one of the label stamps from the set, 'You are Amazing', and stamped that with black ink directly on the panel. As my Memento Tuxedo black ink pad is running a bit dry, I had to stamp several times to get a good impression. Thank goodness for the MISTI for easy stamping and good quality stamps from Kennedy Grace Creations for fab coverage. I have label stamps from other companies and it's hard to get a good impression without the sentiment getting lost or smeared. Not so at all with these! I must have stamped at least 5 times before giving up on that ink pad but you can still easily see what it says and it’s not smudged. I decided to make the sentiment pop a bit more by adding hot pink with a Zig marker.



As a couple of last finishing touches I glued the panel onto a card base using foam tape to make it less flat, it just didn’t look right (to me anyway) gluing it on and letting it be totally flat. A few sequins from the Moon Beam sequin mix got added too. I almost always use Glossy Accents to adhere sequins as it dries so quickly there is no need to worry they will fall off or even glide away.

This card ended up being very ‘clean and simple’, which doesn’t happen for me very often at all! I’m more of an ‘oh, there is an empty space, let's put something there’ kind of gal. Not adding anything else to this card and declaring it done was a challenge in itself for me. Just wait until you see my next card, it’s already done and completely opposite to this one!

However for now, that’s all from me. Except a friendly reminder to examine your breasts and get anything suspicious checked out. Better safe than sorry, ladies!

/Erica


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