Hey y'all. I hope you're having a great week so far! I sure am missing you and hope the feeling's mutual. :) It's late so I'm gonna do a quick post and head to bed.
You know I love those fine ladies over at Nacho Average Challenge (NAC). If you haven't visited their site yet, I hope you will. Better yet, I hope you'll take a moment and join in on the fun. This week's challenge is a sketch challenge and I knew pretty quick exactly what I wanted to do with it. Dontcha just love when that happens? Here's what I came up with-
|Card featuring Artistic Etchings Stamp Set|
I stuck pretty close to the sketch. I flipped it and left just a small border on the inside of my Silver strip that's not in the sketch. Hope they don't mind too much. :) I've wanted this set for a long time and just recently got it. This is the first time it's been inked up. When I saw this weeks sketch, I knew it would be perfect. :) Here's a closer look-
The sentiment and images are all from the Artistic Etchings stamp set. The sentiment is stamped in Black Staz-On and is punched out with the Large Oval Punch and then adhered with Tombow to a scrap of Basic Black that was punched with the Scalloped Oval Punch. Normally I wouldn't layer on the inside, but I had originally intended this to be on the front of the card where you see NAC (with the sketch flipped). Instead I decided to stick more closely to the sketch, but by that time I had already punched and mounted it so that's how that happened. However, I think it brings the scalloped theme from the front to the inside, so it all worked out in the end. Here's a close-up of the stamped mages-
I stamped the images in Real Red and Black Staz-On. Once I had stamped it, I decided it needed a little something else. I quickly added Black Embossing Powder to the card and Heat Embossed it. It really stands out in person and is an unexpected surprise.
Well, that's all I have for you tonight. I hope you liked my card and I hope the fabulous ladies over at NAC like it too. If you liked it or have questions about it, I hope you'll leave me a message below. I love hearing from you and read all my messages. They really do make my day! If you'd like to +1 or Pin today's card, I've put those buttons on my blog for your convenience. Friends and Followers are always welcome too! :)
Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the world. You are very appreciated! Till Next Time-
Remember- LIfe is often more about the storms than the pear they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.