Saturday, September 15, 2012

Wishing You Blessings - Freshly Made Sketch Challenge

This week at Freshly Made Sketches, they are celebrating a year of sketches and you can choose any sketch from the past year to use. I love the one that I selected! It is shown below the card and it worked perfectly with the "Blessings of Peace" Stamp Set that I have been dying to use!
I tried a number of techniques with this card before I finally settled on using the Glitz Glitter Gels. I tried stamping the dove in Cashmere Pigment ink but it was way too light. I then tried embossing it with Clear Embossing Powder but it just turned it into a sheer image and you couldn't see it at all unless it was turned into the light. I also tried using Smoothie Pigment ink but that wasn't dark enough either, surprisingly. I finally settled on Colonial White ink and then went over it with the Glitz Glitter Gels. I guess you never know what works until you try...

Enjoy,
Alyson

Products are all Close To My Heart

Paper: Pear and Partridge Paper Pack, New England Ivy Cardstock, Smoothie Cardstock
Stamps: Blessings of Peace
Inks: Colonial White Dye Ink
Accessories: Artiste Cartridge,Olive Ribbon (ret.), Buttons - Pink Assortment, Baker's Twine - Paradise Assortment and Harvest Assortment, Glitz Glitter Gels - Red, Green, Stardust and Almond, Sparkles from Avonlea Card WOTG Kit, Foam Tape

4 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I especially love your use of twine on this card!

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  2. Wonderful job with the sketch, Alyson! I especially love the color and paper choices, and that button treatment is fabulous! Really great card! Thank you for joining us for our first anniversary at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  3. Hi Alyson! Wow! I love your card! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  4. Such a stunning card! Wow, love the glimmer and the fabulous "bow" behind the button! Thank you for joining us for our first anniversary at Freshly Made Sketches!

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