Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #507

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  And you may feel a little deja vu.  We did have a sketch similar to this before and all I can say is it's caused by creative interruption.  I start with one sketch and end up with another which results in two and I don't catch it until later.  But hey, it's a fun one so it's okay to do it again!

My card features a butterfly die from Crafter's Companion - it came with my Gemini and I've never used it.  It also features sparkly alcohol ink paper from Ranger, Pearl Alcohol inks, a sentiment from Concord & 9th and an embossing folder from Paper Studio.  It makes me so sad that this was best picture I can get because IRL it is gorgeous!

I started with a white card base.  Then I embossed a panel of Navy Pier card stock.  Then I outlined it with a turquoise gel pen.  It lost the color, pretty much, but left the beautiful shine.  Then I covered a piece of the shimmer card stock with 3 different colors of Pearl Alcohol ink.

I die cut the butterflies and covered them with 2-3 coats of Platinum embossing powder by Wow! and adhered to the inked panel.  This photo makes the blue panel and the inked panel look like it's clashing but honestly, IRL it works so well together.  I finished it off with a sentiment strip of Elephant Gray card stock with the Platinum embossing powder.  In hindsight, it should have been in white.

This angle shows all the shine and loveliness going on and you see the sentiment.

I hope to see you at the TMS blog - be sure to stop by and play along and leave some love for the team.

3 Encouraging Thoughts:

Patti said...

Your card has a ton of really great detail Melissa. I love the way you traced around the embossed background and your dies and alcohol inked paper. It's so disappointing to have trouble capturing the details as they really are!! I can total see that it would be beautiful in real life.

Andrea W said...

The pearl alcohol inks are very pretty and I love the gold butterflies.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card!! I'm going to have to remember your great idea of tracing the embossing!

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