Now when you see my card, you'll likely think - well, she didn't stick to the sketch! And you'd be right! When I drew the sketch onto scrap paper, I neglected to note that the vertical panel was off-center. And I've only just realised now! Doh!
While I love the stenciled panel and the sentiment on this card, the feathery/leafy blob just doesn't look right, but I couldn't spend any more time on it! In my defense, I've spent all my spare time over the last two weeks packing up our house, as movers are taking into storage about 80% of our belongings so that tradesmen can do the repairs following the two major earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 (with a couple hundred thousand houses to repair, it can take a while...). Now, I can easily live without a lot of my clothes and I use my iPad for reading but losing 90% of my stamps for 6 weeks is heart-breaking. As I was packing things up, I kept thinking "I might need that" but I had to be ruthless. To console myself, I have a rather large Simon Says Stamp order on its way to me ;)
Anyway, enough chatter. I went for an ombre look with my embossing paste, by adding slightly more ink to the paste as I moved down the stencil. Before it dried, I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter and gave it a quick heat set.
I know the rest of the design team have wonderful inspiration for you so head on over to the challenge site and check it out!
Thanks for looking.
Stamps: Oh Happy Day (Avery Elle)
Ink: Dusty Concord Distress Ink, Versamark
Cardstock: Eggplant Envy, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Doily, Feather die (SSS), Little Leaves Sizzlet (SU), White EP, SSS Stencil, Dazzling Diamonds (SU)