Hello everyone! I have a new card for you today. For some reason I decided to challenge myself and actually use stamps and acrylic blocks and ink pads. Oh my! I loved every moment of the process. Using my ever-growing stamp stash more often is one of my goals for 2018. I’m on the right track, but maybe 3-4 months behind is not too bad.
My “A Cheery Hello” was a joy to create. I used Julie Ebersole’s “Thistle”. Julie is an illustrator and a designer for Essentials by Ellen LLC. I have several of Julie’s Mondo flowers also. I am itching to get my water colors out. That may be my next medium to work with.
On to my card…I first had several color combinations and layouts for this card. I decided on using my very new Catherine Pooler LLC inks. Catherine’s inks are amazing and Ellen Hutson LLC is now carrying Catherine’s inks, dies, and stamps. My affiliated supplies are listed below.
As you can see, I finally decided on my colors. I trimmed my first panel to 3.875” x 5.13” and layered it with Wild Lilac, trimmed to 4”x 5.25”. My finished card base is 4.24”x5.5”.
Next step was with Julie’s Hello die. I cut it three times, glued the three together for added dimension. Before placing it on my card I added a little sparkle with a glitter marker. The finish touch was Tonic Nuvo Glitter Drops in Purple Rain. This time around I made my drops on a non-stick mat. After they were dry is the time I attached them to my card.
“My Cheery Hello” will be entered in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes w/Reuse and or use Upcycle option
Through the Purple Haze – Anything Goes w/Birthday Optional Twist
Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes
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AJ’s Design Artz
Affiliated links are listed below at no cost to you. The supplies for making this project were purchased by me, but if you click on the pics below and make a purchase, I get a commission. I want to thank everyone for their continued support of my art.