Monday, December 28, 2015

blue magnolias

happy monday! i hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend. i sure did. i got to spend time with my family, i successfully made vegan fudge, santa shaun was good to me and i even got to craft a little bit. i started this card over the weekend and finished it today...
i'm a little smitten with the prima magnolia stencil. it started with this card, continues today and i think there might be one more (wink, wink).

-i started by applying 4 colors of distress ink to my stencil, cracked pistachio, peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon and chipped sapphire, lightest color first so not to contaminate my ink pads.
-after inking, i misted my stencil with water and used it like a stamp on a 4-1/4 x 5-1/4 piece of letterpress cardstock.
-i set my panel aside to dry and stamped my sentiment on vellum with stazon jet black ink.
-i cut down my magnolia panel to 3-3/4 x 5 and then machine stitched my stamped vellum on top.

-then i added a little shimmer to my vellum with a clear wink of stella pen. i tried to concentrate my shimmer to on top of the white areas on the magnolia panel and my sentiment.
-my shimmer was a little more silver than clear because i gave my wink of stella a good squeeze before i started but its still pretty right?
-i mounted my magnolia & vellum to a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 solar white card and finished be adding some clear sequins (i think i always say that, lol).
see you soon!

xo,
carly

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