Saturday, October 23, 2021

Stamping out of a carry on : )

We took a week away to spend with my son, DIL and grandson this past week in Colorado.  I did bring a carry on bag with some craft supplies to create while the baby is taking his afternoon nap. 



I finally inked up my Stamptember Kitchen Sink Stamp set. I used 2 challenges at SCS, one the Teapotter challenge- we are sending cards to a beautician/hairdresser in Ca., that has breast cancer. We were asked to use scissors on our cards.  So, I stamped this image, then fussy cut out the flower/butterfly and popped it up on dimensionals.  I added the leaves below that. I added splatter using a Copic marker, by flicking the sketch point against the lid. The images were stamped using Distress inks. The sentiment was stamped using Gina K Amalgam black ink. 


I have a Pretty Pink Posh stencil in my bag and used Distress inks to ink it up, the pumpkin stems are colored using Copics. I had a couple of embossed pieces, this one is leaves by SU, and it works great, and I added this ribbon and twine.  This sentiment is by Create with TLC digi images. The mulberry flowers and the enamel dots were also in the bag in a baggie of embellishments to use up from past kits.  Perfect! 


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Shelly

Friday, October 15, 2021

Classy Card Ladies- Humorous

It's the 15th of the month, and its time for the  Classy Card Ladies October dual.  Our Hostesses for this month are Darlene (Pearls) and LJ (Diamonds) has a humorous theme this month. 





And, inside:



Darlene sent us these funny sentiments and we were free to use our own image to go along with them. 

Stamps: Neat and Tangled, and I added EK success hydrant, Unity boy with pup
All stamped in Memento Tuxedo
DP: Lawn Fawn's Really Rainbow pack
The kit also contained enamel dots, ribbons and mulberry paper flowers.

I colored the images using Copics. 

There were more sentiments and I have plenty to complete another card later : )  

Great dual Darlene and LJ!

Here are the links to the other Pearls and Diamonds- hop on around to see what the other ladies made with the exact same kit : )  The Pearls have one kit, the Diamonds have another. 

PEARLS:
Blogs:   Jeanette  , Shelly- you are hereTracieDarlene

SCS Galleries:    Debbie B

DIAMONDS:
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  , Kelly , , Laura Jean (LJ) 
SCS Galleries:  Suzy 

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Exploding card : )

You know I like to join in the Splitcoaststampers challenges, and really love the Teapot Tuesday challenges where we send cards to cheer others up.  Today, the challenge is for a young lady who was in a horrific accident and she is asking for Halloween cards. 


I made an exploding card- for the Alpha challenge (also at SCS) and combined that with a Halloween card for our teapot recipient- just 31 and needs to learn to walk again after an auto accident car vs semi....2 fractured femurs, one lower left Tib/fib fracture, shattered ankle, torn spleen and rib fractures....bad bad accident!  She is now in a nursing home for rehab....  more surgeries in the future.....  
 This sweet witch and the cauldron are from CC Designs.  The bats are fussy cut from DP. The moon is a punched circle and colored with Copics. The DP is DCWV and KC & Co.  The backdrop is a Halloween embossing folder. When this card is 'closed' it is 6" x 6"

Challenges: 
Incy Wincy- Halloween cards


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Shelly

Monday, October 11, 2021

Alpha w= Watercoloring

I am trying to keep up with the Alpha challenges on SCS (Splitcoaststampers) - and W=watercoloring is the theme this week.


Most of my watercolors are Daniel Smith, but I do have some QOR and other brands mixed in.  I used a Unity Stamp on watercolor paper for this card. I added Glossy Accents over the beads on the purse and the back of the chair where it says Antiques. The sentiment strip is TH and inside is another Unity image that is a Birthday sentiment.


This image is from a swap on SCS, and I watercolored it and used the colors from SCS for my inspiration.  Some of the colors- I used Distress inks for...like the sky- Bermuda Bay = Peacock Feathers Distress ink. The neutral -Mossy Meadows was added in using a Distress ink as well.  The sentiment is a MFT die. (It actually says Hello Beautiful ). The prompt for this card was for the Teapot Tuesday challenge last week.  

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Shelly

Sunday, October 3, 2021

World Stamping Day!

 I was able to craft today- and I loved it! I do not usually stamp on Saturdays.  


This card was inspired by the Inspiration challenge at Splitcoast.  I love this DP by Paper Studio and used it to create- added images from SImon Says Stamps to complete the card. 




I had a card kit sitting on my desk from the Christmas Crazy challenge on SCS, and this is from Pam (Pammers) . The image is from CC Designs.  I Colored it using Copic markers. I die cut the DP and added the fussy cut images.  I colored the image with Copics and added Stickles. The embellishments were in the kit as well.  I used twine and the die cut Holly and red brads. I added Stickles over that.  

Two more Christmas cards completed!


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Shelly

Thursday, September 30, 2021

CYS: S=Santa

I am late, but got my card done for the September Challenge your Stash group. (aka CYS). 


Jeanette is the hostess this month, and she chose "S" as our challenge.  So, a sort out of my craft space lead me to pull out this stamp- it is one in a set of 4...and has never been used- brand new and has an Archivers tag on it- and Archivers has been closed for 7 or 8 years now....  Ohhh my!  Glad to ink it up and create a card for Christmas- which will be here before we know it!

I blended Distress Oxide ink on the cardstock, ran it through a 3D EF, added Wink of Stella and white paint splatters. Next, embossed the kraft cardstock and used it as a mat for Santa. I added some Copic coloring for highlights on the image and finished off with snowflake gems and rhinestones. 

Challenges: 
Create Your Stash- Splitcoast you can see all of the the entries in the gallery HERE
SImon Says Stamps- Anything Goes

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Shelly

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Dreams!

 I wanted to make a card for the Featured Stamper at Splitcoast, so went to work to create.  I happened to spill a full large cup of tea that was on my paper cutter, and in cleaning it up, found a couple of card kits I did not know I had........  One from Deb- aka SCS littledeb- the Featured Stamper!


The image was colored using Copic markers.  I fussy cut around the leaves of the sunflowers and used a die cut simply to draw a arched/circle top and fussy cut that out as well.  Everything on this card was in the kit little Deb sent to me except the Hero Arts sentiment. 

I would like to enter this card into the House Mouse and Friends Fall themed challenge.

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Shelly

Going Postal

 I decided to do the Clean and Simple (CAS) challenge at Splitcoast, the theme Going Postal.  My friend Sharon (Smadson) sent me a House Mouse image I was admiring (and do not have) and it is perfect for this challenge!


I love these little House Mouse images- so sweet.  I Colored using Copics and diecut using a postage stamp diecut.  I added a touch of Rose Red cardstock for a pop of color. The Hello sentiment is by Hero Arts. 

Have a great day!  I have been having trouble seeing pictures on most blogs, including mine....I googled it last night, and found a solution, and it did not help, so I got my husband involved....  He worked his magic and Viola! I can now see pictures.  Fingers crossed it stays this way!

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Shelly

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Water stenciling

 Yes, water stenciling is the Technique Lovers Challenge at Splitcoast this week.  There is a technique video to help you see how it is done....easy and cool effects!
 
 

This card uses a stencil over Distress Oxide inks and then water is spritzed on and a paper towel over the open areas after a few minutes......  I stamped and fussy cut the MFT images and used Copics to color them.  A few dots and dashes using a white gel pen.....A Recollections cloud stencil was used for the sky.  Always happy to ink up stamps that I have not used before.  I will give this to my hubby!



This is the other side of the stencil, spritzed with water....  and a paper towel over it....  I looked up the Teapot Tiesday post- we make cards for people having health challenges or something in their life where they need a boost.  I so love this challenge.  This is for a woman who broke her Tibia/Fibula and is on crutches...she also teaches math, so we were challenged to have a number on the card.  The image has numbers on it, so perfect!  I left the lighthouse uncolored, I like it this way.  I made a walkway out of grey cardstock, scored it and highlighted it with a Copic marker.  I added dots with a white gel pen.  The sentiment is Unity- and it is a new adventure using crutches- my hubby broke his fibula playing baseball a couple of years ago.....!  Inside sentiment (Unity)  says- Hope you feel better a little more each day. The Lighthouse is fussy cut- and is from Divinity Designs. 

Challenges: TBA


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Shelly

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Jan's DIgital Images- HIS presence

If you are looking for the Crafty Card Ladies post, please click HERE

The challenges at Jan's begin back in November!  In the meantime, Jan continues to create and I just had to create using this set- you will see more cards using this beautiful digi made by me!!!


This set is names Silent Night. I absolutely love this set : )  The image is pre-colored.  I made a mask for the image and used Distress inks and post it notes to make the stream of light on baby Jesus, and then used posts it to mask off to add the sky and the ground.
  I used a translucent medium painted down the rays of light to baby Jesus and added shimmer with a WInk of Stella pen.  for the sky, I added blues, then spritzed on water, added white pain splatter, then Wink of Stella splatter.  I added Stickles to the sky for shimmer.  
 The cardstock behind the main panel is a white shimmer cardstock.  The back panel is Navy Blue card. The star is cut from a silver adhesive shimmer cardstock and added in 2 layers. 

Stop by the blog over at Jan's Digital Stamps for other cards using her new and older sets. Many are fall themed, but I wanted to use this beautiful new set!

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Shelly

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Classy Card Ladies- Pumpkins

 We had fun creating with a card kit from Tracie (pearls) and Barb sent kits to her team (diamonds) with the theme of pumpkins. 

  

The image is from Newton's Nook, and I colored it using Copic markers. The pumpkins are Memory Box. I added a small line of shimmery Washi at the base of this card in copper/almost pumpkin. 


 I pulled out another die from the market in the Netherlands- I had enough ribbon in the kit to weave it through and make a small ribbon embellishment too. The image was fussy cut, colored using Copics and added to the die cut.  The DP Tracie sent is by Prima. 

Fabulous and fun kit Tracie!  

Which card is your favorite?  My husband likes one and I like the other : )  LOL 

Here are the links to the other Pearls and Diamonds- hop on around to see what the other ladies made with the exact same kit : )  The Pearls have one kit, the Diamonds have another. 


PEARLS:
Blogs:   Jeanette  , Shelly- you are hereTracieDarlene

SCS Galleries:    Debbie B

DIAMONDS:
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  , Kelly , , Laura Jean (LJ) 
SCS Galleries:  Suzy 


Challenges: TBA

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Happy Birthday- Shake it!

I pulled out a card kit today and had a fun time creating a card for a Birthday!  Thanks Maggie (mschoener @ SCS).



   In the kit Maggie sent, there was a die cut of this fun balloon scene.  I decided to make it into a shaker card. I decided to back it with the DSP Maggie included with the kit. I added acetate and sequins and stickles : )  I used crystal effects and a couple of sequins attached to the acetate sheet, the rest are in there for shaking it up. The balloons were covered with Distress Stickles in blue and a touch of silver stickles added for accent.  
 The sentiment is from Sunny Studios. 

Challenges: TBA

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Shelly

Friday, September 10, 2021

It's Beginning to get close to Christmas........

  I worked on Christmas cards today using the theme (from a SCS challenge) It's Beginning to Feel alot like Christmas...!


This image and sentiment are from Angie Blom Digital images.  (I so love her work- and if you go look at her site, remember prices are in Canadian, not US).  This was fast and I love it!  I also was creating for the Alpha challenge S=Scoring, so I scored the top of the card, the side edges and all of the snowbanks are 'raised' using a score tool, then glittered. The image is colored using Copics. I used a touch of blue Distress in for the sky. The snowflake diecuts are by Gina Marie. 



 LOL, OK, so I went a bit heavy handed with the glitter : )  I first scored the lower portion of the card to look like a rooftop...used Distress Inks over the shingles. I added Distress inks to the sky- Shaded Lilac, Faded Jeans, then Prize Ribbon.  I added Stickles, Nuvo Glimmer paste and white paint next.  It was too little, not balanced, then overdone....Oh well....  I believe, so hope Santa will bring me something good (craft supplies possibly???) hehe  The sentiment is a portion of a Unity stamp......

Challenges: TBA

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Shelly

Alpha Q=Quilt

I am trying to catch up on the Alpha challenge- a few weeks behind....  I found some Paper Studio DP on sale at Hobby Lobby, and thought it would work great as a quilt card. 



 I cut strips of 3/4" DP, and glued them down side by side, then cut the strips side to side and then arranged the strips in diagonal fashion. I used a sentiment from The Project bin and stamped it in Chocolate Chip to coordinate with the Chocolate Chip cardstock. 

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Shelly

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Peace

I made a card for this weeks Featured Stamper over at Splitcoaststampers, a fellow Alpha challenge friend, Shirl.  I found a Christmas card to CASE, and got a two-fer : )


I had the opportunity to stop a a REAL stamp store in the past month, and saw these Memory Box dies and HAD to have them!  The scroll is a separate die, as is the peace sentiment and the background pricking die is a separate die as well. I will make a few more of these- I love this in blues, but will try a few different colors for fun.  What color can you see this done in???
Light blue linen cardstock, Blue-JFF, White shimmer cardstock.  

Challenges: TBA


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Shelly

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

In Memory

It has been 20 years since Princess Diana died- wow- I remember where I was when I found out- I was at work in the Intensive Care Unit and there was a TV on...  I was so in shock- it was late in my shift...I went home and put on the TV and watched it half of the night!

 

IN memory of Princess Diana- it's a theme for the Teapot Tuesday challenge at Splitcoaststampers....  we send cards to other Teapot ladies....  I made my card using a digi stamp from AngieBlom digi stamps....  it is colored just in the greens and yellows, then I overlayed vellum which had an alcohol ink technique in it.  I scribbled Copic markers B21, B24, B26, B28 and dabbed on 91% rubbing alcohol,  I spattered alcohol on after the first round dried, then added splatters of WInk of Stella.  Next, I splattered on Copic/Alcohol inks on the top. I added a rose from IBFS (I Brake for Stamps) in yellow, as that was Princess Diana's favorite rose.  The die cut was from a market in the Netherlands I bought a couple of years ago, and I added yellow Offray ribbon thru it.  The die cut sentiment ( Michael's) was added in white over the blue card. A couple of sequins and the card is ready to mail off to a Teapot lady : )

Challenges- TBA
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Shelly

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Colorful Life

 A rainbow background created with Distress Oxide ink blending:


  I saw Jennifer McGuire demo this on her blog a while back and have just gotten around to trying it.  I used just a red/yellow/blue Distress Oxide ink, and where you blend the colors, the orange and green pop out.  How cool is that!  
  The sweet Nymph is dressed in purple, as that is the last of the rainbow colors. Her wings are a very light purple with a hint of green, and alot of sparkle via Wink of Stella.  The image by CC Designs was sitting on my desk all cut out already (Scan n Cut) and I just colored it in.  
 Have a safe and colorful weekend (no rain clouds in the mix though!). 

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Shelly

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Wanted

  Using a stamp that has not seen ink before, inspired by Stamperrobin at SCS who is the Featured Stamper today.


Stenciling done with distress inks.  Copic markers were used to color the image. I used a MFT die to cut the border. I added banners and twine. 

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamps- Anything Goes



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Shelly

Friday, August 27, 2021

Creative time

A Zoom session inspired me to try a couple of challenges at SCS...we were all creating something different.  I did the color challenge and the Tuesday Teapot challenge as well : )

 

This is for the color challenge- and the colors are Poppy, Bumblebee and a green....  I tried to use COpics that were close matches and was not happy with the colors, so grabbed this EF and used Daniel Smith watercolors. The vertical sentiment- I have an entire folder of them, is from unknown company.....  



  I sponged on SU inks Carmel and Close to Cocoa, then Distress ink Broken China. I had a stencil by Recollections and drew on the mountains in Copics and a white Signo pen. The truck was stamped in SU Marina Mist, then Versamark and clear embossed. The sentiment is stamped in Choc. Chip SU ink.  The gentleman this card is going to lives near Mesa, Az.  He has had some health struggles and we are dropping him a line to cheer him up. 

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Shelly

Monday, August 23, 2021

Happy Birthday

 I spent some time cleaning and sorting in my craft room after the Dare to Get Dirty challenges....  Oh what a mess! Never happens to you, right???  LOL


On my desk is a pile of items to be used from friends.... This die cut and bird were from an Alpha (challenge) friend Sharon.....  The CAS challenge at SCS is glitter.  So, I added glitter paper behind the die and this is my card.  Is this CAS???  The Happy Birthday die is by MFT. 

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Shelly

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

More DTGD cards

Dare to Get Dirty at SCS is a fun stamping challenge event for Fan Club members.  This year there are 49 challenges, and the deadline for uploading is Friday 8/20!



I used a Christmas Crazy kit for this image, the background using a stencil and gilding flakes- fan off while applying them!  LOL  Image was colored using Copics and I added Liquid Applique on the top of the stockings. This image is by Flourishes. 


This DP was sent to me by another stamper on Splitcoast, so I went with the colors and cut out butterflies- the sentiment was sent to me with the DP.  


This is my first time doing no line coloring- the image by Hero Arts was used and I colored using Copics and did some last minute touch ups with Prismacolor pencils. 

I hope you will come join us- there are lots of great prizes!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Classy Card Ladies- Wild West

Debbie B (pearls) and Suzy (Diamonds) are the hostesses for this month and have chosen the theme Wild West. The classy Card ladies 


 What a fun fun image and theme!  I did add the mountain die cuts, but everything else was included in the kit. There is another card waiting to be created, but my back decided it was done, so I am done.....

 Debbie included the following items in the kit:
Image- Cowboy and sentiment-Suzy Stamps, Armadillo Deadbeat Designs
DP-Paper Crafts-Love Nest, Paper Studios-Gold Wedding texture and Copper Metallic, Cream-Recollections
Images stamped using Memento Rich Cocoa on White Recollections
Other: only listing what I used-Crafters Square sequins , Recollections Copper brad and burlap ribbon, ribbon and twine from Debbie's stash.

Here are the links to the other Pearls and Diamonds- hop on around to see what the other ladies made with the exact same kit : )  The Pearls have one kit, the Diamonds have another. 


PEARLS:
Blogs:   Jeanette  , Shelly- you are hereTracieDarlene

SCS Galleries:    Debbie B

DIAMONDS:
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  , Kelly , , Laura Jean (LJ) 
SCS Galleries:  Suzy 


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Alcohol and Stamping

I had fun with a technique I found on the internet using Copic (or Alcohol ink) markers and 91% running alcohol.  I experimented with different markers, different strength of Isopropol alcohol and even hand sanitizer.  Here is what I came up with:

 This background is what the technique is supposed to look like- and I love this!  After the alcohol blends the ink, wink of Stella is splattered on- oh my- so pretty!  Then splatters of the AI added. 


This is on a sheet of Vellum run through an EF : ) The EF is SU and the sentiment is SweetnSassy stamps. 


 Another EF- this stamp set is Sunny Studios.  I love this sweet image and coordinating sentiment!


 

Another EF- Sharpie markers were used on this one, and the sentiment was in my stash.

Finally, I initially threw this in the garbage....  The technique did not work so well when I used this Bic marker. But, I decided it was OK.....  This sentiment uses a diecut from MFT. 

My favorite cards are created using techniques, as that is how I learned to stamp!  Back in the day, we did not have Splitcoast Tutorials or Gina K stamp TV : )


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Shelly

Friday, August 13, 2021

Beach and sunflowers : )

 Making cards for DTGD still, so this is why the themes of my cards are so different : )


I made this for my Beach/Sun loving daughter : )  I used a fun new stamp set that I bought from Newton's Nook. I sponged on SU inks using a post it note so I could enter the 'stripes' challenge- my first time entering a challenge at Newtons Nook Inky Paws challenge



This next card uses a stamp that has not seen ink for a while- and it is by Great Impressions.  I used Zig water brushes to color the image.  The DP is Paper Studios. I added ribbon and lace and love the look. 

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Shelly

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

More DTGD

Stamping away this week for the DTGD challenges.  I wanted to post a few more here : )


I have never tried this technique before- very interesting : )  The butterfly is Memory Box. The background is Distress inks.

 
Another sample using this technique again.....  fun look. DSP is SU and sentiment Hero Arts.


I love pink : )  For this challenge, I used a die from Pink Fresh Studio.  I colored the pearls with a Copic to make them pink. 


 More Distress Ink blending on this background.  I used stamps from alot of companies on this card.  Hero Arts, Sparkle and Sprinkle, Avery Elle, Dena Reaveley. 

 The DTGD challenges are for fan club members.  If you aren't a member, you can join and have until the 20th to upload cards.  Consider joining in- lots of great prizes, even if you can only do a few challenges!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, August 9, 2021

Dare to Get Dirty 2021

 I am putting the pedal to the medal and trying to stamp, stamp, stamp for the challenges at Splitcoast for Dare to Get Dirty 2021.  I am trying- my back is the boss of me sometimes......


This fun card was for the 1st challenge from Lydia, and I used am image from Photoplay (from a kit Barb sent).  The image was colored using Copics.





 The next 2 cards were made for Dina's 1st challenge using a technique Ardyth taught at the Card Makers Summit 2021.  I think it took far more time for me than for her.... but like the 2 for 1 you get.  


 The next card is for Lori's first challenge, and I was able to add a new die to the mix- it is HUGE!  The background is Distress ink blending. Nice and CAS : )

If you are around this week, come play at DTGD- lots of great challenges and fun prizes too!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, August 6, 2021

Travel Folio

I joined in a challenge at Splitcoast called Teapot Tickle (7/27), and am just finishing my project.  At the end of the month, we send our tickles to each other, so I am a touch late.....  This will get out in the mail tomorrow : )

 Our theme was destination. 


So, this folio opens with the side on the Rt here- that is the cover.  My destination, the Galapagos Islands- nature baby!!!  
The last page is the page on the Lt.....  on the bottom, the strip says, "  was here".


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 On the inside, we made the pages fold up where you could put anything- I made tags to fit into the slots. 
 The digi images are from a new to me company called E-scape and Scrap.  I mixed images from a few sets.  There are a couple of Unity stamps here as well -on the tags. 

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Shelly

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Northern Lights

 I am a tad bit behind on the Alpha challenge, but hopped in to do the N=Northern Lights card.  I am not sure if I have ever done this technique or not.....



  I saw a card on Pinterest similar to this, and loved it!  I started with a retired SU green shade-sponged on the ink, then switched over to distress inks. I splattered on white paint and then Wink of Stella. Once the ink was good and dry, I stamped and embossed the tree image. The sentiment is from a Tim Holts sticker sheet book. 

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Shelly