Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #449

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This week's sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is by Debbie.  It's a really fun, easy sketch.  My card features stamps and papers from the April 2018 Simon Says Stamp monthly kit.  The stamp set is called Beautiful Day.  I tried to create a focal image that would make on think of sun catchers.  I need to perfect this technique, so please be kind.

I used some embossable acetate from Judikins.  I stamped the image using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and then added some clear embossing powder.  Even though I had my gun preheated the acetate still warped quite a bit.  Then I turned it over and filled in the different spaces on the butterfly with Nuvo Crystal Drops in Duck Egg Blue, Green Apple, Bubblegum Blush, Mountain Dew (clear - I thought it would have some shimmer but in the end, it's just clear), Silver Lining and Ebony Black.  Then underneath the acetate, on the card base, I stamped two butterflies in the ink colors that came in March's kit.

The focal image did come out bigger than I originally intended but I wasn't about to start over.  I cut open an aperture in the decorative paper and put the acetate piece in it's place.  Then adhered to the base.  Then it still needed something, so while I was video chatting with my oldest son, I started playing with sequins.  I couldn't do exactly rainbow because I don't have a lot of different colors of sequins but this seemed okay.  Well, truth is I actually hated it at first and was going to scrap the whole thing, but the more I looked at it the more I kinda liked it.

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6 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jenée said...

What a FUN, FUN, FUN card. The rainbow background with the sequins up the one side is really a nice touch. Perfect backdrop for those fun butterflies. This is a happy card. Nicely done!

Carol L said...

I love the rainbow colored background with the sequins and sparkle! The Nuvo drops look beautiful on that butterfly and this turned out quite pretty! Well done with the acetate - something I still have not quite mastered!

Debbie said...

You're too hard on yourself! Beautiful card! I love the butterflies against the rainbow BG!!

Janice M said...

What a bright and cheerful card! Fun use of the sequins.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A Lovely bright and happy card, love the butterfly.

Patti said...

There you go again missy Melissa - your card turned out wonderful, very inspiring as I have never tried stamping on acetate. You go girl - you're always up for anything and YES you do pull it off great every time!!

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