So, I’m a little late with this challenge but just by a few hours! This week’s challenge was to make a Christmas card. I think it was supposed to make us feel cooler, and if so, it didn’t work. I hate hot weather! I ended up stamping this image about six times before I got the look I wanted-the first one was stamped with White Brilliance ink on Going Gray cardstock and then embossed with white twinkling EP, but it didn’t photograph well at all. I tried white pigment ink on gray, silver Encore on black, etc., etc., and finally, when I was about ready to start completely over with red and green, Black Brialliance on Going Gray finally worked! I used a sponge dauber to ink up the edges with Silver Encore ink, and then heat embossed with sterling silver EP. Not my original plan, but it worked…why don’t all my brilliant ideas work? They seem like good plans, but lack something in the execution. I’m a bit tenacious, and if something doesn’t work I’m kind of determined (i.e. stubborn) to make it work…somtimes I just need to learn to let go…
Stamps: Children at Christmas (Artistic Outpost); Paper: Core’dinations, Basic Grey Figgy Pudding, Going Gray; Ink: Brilliance Black, Silver Encore, Basic Gray Classic (for distressing the edges); Accessories: rick rack blade on Cutting Buddy for decorative edge, Sterling Silver EP, white and light blue organdy ribbon, ribbon slide (WR Memory Keepers), self-adhesive blue jewels
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