We're about mid-way through my CSSC #11 sketch challenge, so here's another another card I made:
Yeah, it's crooked. It was more crooked before, so please just tilt your head a bit. I thank you.
I started out by opening my NBUS (never been used) Bokeh Dots stamp set from Ellen Hutson. I inked the images in Memories Unicorn ink, then heat-embossed them with Hero Arts white embossing powder.
Then I masked off a strip of the panel and blended three Distress inks over the embossing.
This is actually the second card I made. I managed to destroy the first one when I mis-stamped the sentiment. I knew I should have used my MISTI!
I considered cutting or artistically tearing off the corner and inking up the card stock behind it. That would have been easier than starting over, but I started over. I did use my MISTI for the sentiment on the finished card.
Those dark smudges you see are actually stars from my Martha Hearts and Stars confetti. I attempted to cover up some imperfections in the card stock (probably schmears, but I'm in denial), but I think it just may draw attention to them instead. Oh, well.
A few words of caution: It's important to at least pretend to pay attention to what you are doing. When one gets into mass-production mode, it's easy to grab the wrong product. In my case, I had a teeny tiny star to glue down, so I grabbed the small bottle of Matte Medium to add a drop of glue. Unfortunately, when I turned it over to do that, I dumped a squillion tiny stars everywhere. Can you say "static cling"? OMG, what a mess. I got most of them back into the bottle, but I suspect I'll be finding those babies all over the house for a while.
Anyway, I hope you'll play along with this month's sketch. The link-up is on the original post; you have until 11:55 pm EST on the 21st to enter.
Thanks for stopping by!
Some of the stuff I used: SU Bermuda Bay card stock (I think), and the following: