Hello friends. I have some very exciting news today--I am going to be on the design team of Tag You're It! I love tags and challenges both, so I am really looking forward to playing along on this team. Please check out the official announcement over on the Tag You're It blog.
I've been in a rainbow mood lately--I am not normally very politically vocal, but I must say that I am very happy about the Supreme Court ruling guaranteeing the Constitutional right to same-sex marriage. This is something I have believed was right for a long time, for my friends, my children's friends, my friends children, my children's coaches and teachers--this touches the lives of so many people I care about. So, what did I do--I made some cards.
I used the PTI Hanging Star die and colored all the stars using Copic markers, aiming for an ombre effect going from light to dark. I was inspired by Laura's Make it Monday #216: Adding Color to Cover Plates. When I was deciding which die to use, I noticed this pretty card by Polly already in the gallery, and her card gave me the idea to use this particular die. I used foam tape to adhere all the stars and then coated everything with WOS. Before attaching the die cut stars, I stamped my sentiment and embossed the card front with the Burlap Impression Plate.
I am also entering this card at Curtain Call Celebrate and MarkerPop #72 Anything Goes.
I bought a set of those Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens that everyone seems to be talking about and they came all the way from Japan in only a couple of weeks. I stamped and masked a garden scene using WPlus9 Doodle Buds, and then used those pens to color a rainbow garden on my next card.
I still need to practice a lot more, but I was pleased with this as a first attempt. I used Glossy Accents to make some fake condensation drops, and they ended up bleaching the color out and looking more like water spots. Good to know for next time, right? I am entering this card at Addicted to Stamps #151: Anything Goes.
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