It's been a very emotional past couple of days for me, and I think these cards reflect that -- a mix of deep sadness and small flashes of hope that someday I hope will become brighter lights. Until then, I continue to believe that we are all connected to each other and that everybody matters.
It's Week 2 of Summer Card Camp 2 , and for this card I used the clear embossing and distress ink technique that Jennifer McGuire shared. I flipped around a sentiment by doing a little masking, so I could say what I really wanted to say.
For the next card, I used the paper piecing technique presented by Jean Manis. The shiny spots are from sun shining in through window blinds. I think it would actually be pretty cool if I could figure out a way to achieve the same effect in ink.
And lastly, I made this card for the WPlus9 Monday Mood Board challenge. I just love using their Fresh Cut Florals set. With all the layering options, I was able to find the right combo of flowers to reflect the mood of this card.
Love Always, Always Love
Stamps: WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals; Verve Small Phrases
Inks: Stampin' Up (chocolate chip, pool party, baja breeze, certainly celery, pistachio pudding); Versamark
Other: clear embossing powder
Sending Love Your Way
Stamps: Craft Lounge Sending Love; Lawn Fawn You've Got Mail
Ink: Memento (tuxedo black)
Other: patterned paper, heart pin
Thinking of You
Stamps/Dies: WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals
Inks: Stampin' Up (perfect plum, wisteria wonder, so saffron); Memento (tuxedo black)
Other: enamel accents