Friday, June 10, 2016

Congrats Megan!

Hello Journey Friends,

While I'm here having a ball at Convention in HOT Arizona, I wanted to pop in and say CONGRATULATIONS to my niece Megan who is graduating today.  I wish I could be there to see you walk across the stage...and to see your final dance recital.  I'm thinking of you today and know that your future will be so bright!  Keep being AMAZING!
To create this card, I began with a wash of Blue Lagoon and Sweet Berry Color Splashes.  When combining these two colors, you can achieve a lavender and a fuschia color blend as you see in the image.  After the ink was dry, I added a message to Megan using Black Micron pen. After that I arranged my Marquee Type letters in a block formation onto a stamp positioner and stamped the image with Versafine Onyx repeatedly until it was bold and vibrant.  After that, I applied some Journey Black Embossing Powder with my Heat Gun.  
Next, I headed over to my sewing machine to stitch a few random zig-zags and straight stitches onto the stamped panel.  I added a bit of Modeling Paste onto the Ball Chain Stencil with my finger.  Then applied some splatters of Gold Silk.  
The final touch was to add a bit of Watermelon Fusion Satin Ribbon (I attached to the back with White Liner Tape then stapled the edges to tone down the "girly" nature of the card.  I stamped a star (from the Yummy Wishes set) with Versafine Onyx ink.  The star was embossed with Black embossing powder AND was sprinkled with some Black Licorice Sparkle Dust (sorry, retired).  I fussy cut the star and popped it up onto the knot to finish it off!  The stamped panel was attached to a River Stone card base with dimensional squares and the edges were hand-curled to add dimension and character.

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be popping in again to share some fun (AND THE CATALOG/INSPIRATION BOOK REVEAL) at convention!  Stay tuned!


  1. Gorgeous card! How do you 'create a wash' with the splashes.

    1. Thank you Betsye. To create a wash (a wash is a basic watercolor technique you can use when you want to lay color over a large amount of the paper) with the Splashes, I first applied a generous amount of water onto the watercolor paper using my paintbrush. After that, I dipped my brush into my Splashes and just layed that color onto the paper without brushing it on. I applied several colors-allowing them to bleed and pool together. Once they soaked into the watercolor paper, I applied my heat gun to dry the page. Hope this helps. :)


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