Friday, February 15, 2019

A Place To Start - Use An Inspirational Stamp or Die - Mid-Month DT Make

Hello, Crafty Makers!
The creative challenge this month at 
is to use an inspirational stamp or die.  Mostly, I have inspirational sentiments that I try to pair with images that communicate things like, Hope, Joy, Peace, etc. 
 It is so funny how creative endeavors always seem to take on a personality all their own.  I started out creating the project using one of my watercolored tissue paper panels.  I wanted to put patterned paper behind it but when I found this lovely paper and my entire project changed. 
  The paper worked so well with the dragonfly that I cut the dragonfly away to use as a stand alone embellishment.
For this little fella, I used three different embossing powders. After each color was embossed, I applied a fresh layer of Versamark, added the EP and heated one again.  The final EP was a Clear Iridescent Powder that added amazing sparkle to the die cut.  The surprise benefit here was that the Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder that I used as my base layer, resisted the other EPs in some areas.  
I have always used black cs with my shadow dies, but in this instance, I thought to pull in the background paper might create more tension and I was right.  To give added dimension, I used the shadow die to cut a piece of craft foam and attached to the back of the shadow shape.  The effect of elevated sentiment is way cool.
I had a bunch of stitched panels in my stash, so I used Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink to distress the edges and added 3 crystals to finish off the design.

I hope you will join us at A Place To Start Challenge.  
Here is a chance to use all those inspirational sentiments that you have been hoarding!
Challenges Entered:

Supplies & Stuff
Gina Marie™Wonky Stitched Die
Hampton Art Hunter Green Embossing Powder (no longer available)
Basic Grey® Life of The Party Paper Stack (retired)


  1. Gorgeous card, I love the die cuts!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week for our Challenge!

  2. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    TTCRD DT {My Blog}

  3. Oh woow Chana
    love the Color of the Sentiment and the Butterfly glittery so Beautiful
    love the Sketch too
    this is wonderfully made Chana


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