Ya know how you set out to do one thing, then something entirely different happens, and then you are faced with a decision? Yeah, that was my morning. I started out trying to make a very light background to use as part of my Online Card Classes CAS3 homework, but I chose poorly, and the ink I used came out too dark for what I wanted to make.
Did I panic? Nope. Did I toss it and start over? Nope. I embraced my oops and took it in a different direction, making something that should be very familiar to you by now:
That Hero Arts Tiny Flag background stamp is so much fun! I started by stamping it in Soft Vanilla, but it came out too dark, even though it doesn't look like it here. I opted to just take a darker brown (Soft Brown) and stamp it a little offset and make it look like I meant to do that! I cut the stamped panel into two sections and made two cards. The strip of brown along the top of the stamped area is from the Hero Arts Earth Layering Papers. I used another piece of it as the base. I love that the layering papers are white on the inside so you don't need to line them.
I stamped the sentiment in Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa and clear-embossed it. The sentiment wasn't as long as I thought it was, and I didn't want to center it, so I needed to fill in some space. I opted to use some enamel dots to break up all that brown, and still keep it fairly gender-neutral.
These will go in my next box of cards to OWH.
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Products used: vat of clear embossing powder (Viva Las Vegas Stamps used to sell it by the pint), and the following: