Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #453

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a super fun one.  I love this sketch, I think it has so much possibility.

I am super excited to share my card today.  I was commissioned to make some favors so I used some of that money to pick up the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Sakura stamp set that was just released at Ellen Hutson.  This is the first time I've ever purchased an Essentials by Ellen set.  I've been a customer of Ellen Hutson for years, but have never bought her exclusive sets.  I am so impressed!  The packaging alone is... Wow!  It comes in a heavy duty  plastic storage pouch.

I made two cards - one pink and one yellow...

This first one has a little boo-boo but it's hardly noticeable so I'm not going to point out.  So I started with placing the stamp in the MISTI and stamping with VersaMark and white heat embossing on the Kraft layer.  Then I used Momento Tuxedo Black to stamp on the white layer.  I colored the images using my Copics.

Then once again I put the white layer back in the MISTI and stamped again with VersaFine Black Onyx ink and clear heat embossed.  I am telling you!  I am a HUGE fan of over-stamping.  This just totally tightened up the image and made a beautiful finish.

I also like this spotlight technique - I mean this is that technique on a larger scale where I'm covering up more of the line image with the colored image, but it's still so pretty.

I finished it off with white heat embossing the sentiment on a black strip.  The "beautiful" is from the Mondo Sakura stamp set and the little "hello" is from the Hello Sweet stamp set from Pink & Main.

Please come join us at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog for this fun challenge.

Be sure to go visit the design team blogs, too.  They made some really awesome cards.

4 Encouraging Thoughts:

Carol L said...

What a wonderful pair of pretty cards! I love the flower images and colors, and especially your technique for stamping in the Misti!

creationsnz said...

This is super-fabulous! Love both and (thanks Melissa) am certainly going to try this technique. CarolG

Debbie said...

These are gorgeous!! I love how you highlighted the image! Every element is just wonderful!!

Patti said...

WOWZERS Melissa these are both soooo beautiful!!! I love all your techniques and I I love that you treated yourself!! I've really loved your previous SSS card kit creations too and I finally order one - the June kit as a bday gift to myself :)

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