Before we get to my card, I just want to take a moment to thank Jennifer Timko and Jen Mitchell for all the hard work they've put in behind the scenes to make this celebration possible. These two are legends! And of course, we have to thank Lesley Croghan who started the challenge and is still there helping and joining in when possible.
Now onto the sketch. This is a wonderfully open sketch and has so many options.
Luckily for me, the idea for my card came pretty quickly, so I got it down on paper as soon as I could.
I wanted a sponged background and to use one of my favorite text stamps from Tim Holtz, so I started by sponging Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron and Wild Honey, moving from the bottom right to top left. Once I was happy with the ink blending, I stamped the text stamp using Picket Fence Distress Paint. While it was still wet, I sprinkled on some Perfect Pearls, giving the card a lovely shimmer.
The top layer of the card was die cut with one of the dies from Landscape Trio in both white and black. I die cut the word "Wishing" in black, Audrey Blue and two in white before stacking them up with the blue on the bottom. I painted the die-cut with Wink of Stella for even more shimmer!
Here are some close-ups to try and show you the shimmer.
And a close up of the sentiment:
Thanks so much for visiting. Please check out the FMS blog and see all the lovely examples there from the FMS team as well as our guests. I hope you'll join the challenge as the prizes are amazing.
Stamps: Papillon (Tim Holtz), Sending & Wishing (SSS)
Ink: Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Wild Honey Distress Inks, Picket Fence Distress Paint, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: White, black, Audrey Blue (SSS), watercolor
Accessories: Wishing die (SSS), Landscape Trio die (Mama Elephant), Perfect Pearls, Wink of Stella