Masked the area where the flowers would be, stamped the dragonflies, sponged purple Distress Inks through the stencil, spread white embossing paste, removed the stencil, let it dry and voila! The color seeps through the paste to tint it. Lovely, isn't it?
Next up is Becca's hilarious new set, Reindeer Games. Lest you be saying to yourself, "but Christmas is over"... it's great for Valentines too.
My card was inspired by the sentiment. I wanted to streeeeeetch my design so went for two deer, an altered sentiment ("we" instead of "I") and a garland of hearts. I used Soft Stone CS and distressed white textured CS for the Polaroid frames. Wood grain CS backs my sentiment sign and wood grain washi lines the bottom of the card. Cuz I'm playing here:
Pinspirational Challenge #156
The Card Concept #46 - I think my card is Clean and Graphic.
Things get a bit more serious with the next set from Deepti, New Beginning. This set makes me think of sympathy or comfort cards. I made a tall, skinny card of hope.
I created my BG with Distress markers on watercolor paper (a la Kristina W.) then heat embossed the image onto vellum which I stitched onto the panel. Mounted it on a blue cardbase and added a sentiment from True North.
Last up is a versatile sentiment set from Shery, Big Greetings. I was tickled when I stumbled across a piece of PP that inspired a design using this set.
Go bold or go home, ya know? The card made itself thanks to American Crafts and my sewing machine!
So hope you have a few minutes to go hopping this weekend. The whole lineup (and list of prizes) is here if you want to start at the very beginning. It's a very good place to start ;)