Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Beautiful Day

I picked up this Hero Arts stencil a while ago, and finally got to put it to use.

I love the bold design, and really didn't want to detract from it, so I kept this fairly simple.

The stencil was inked up with a whole bunch of yellow and orange distress inks.

Then I used a sponge dauber to ink up just the center and added some gold embossing powder there.  I actually started with clear, and did a couple layers of clear embossing before the gold....this gives it a bit more body and texture and puffs it up a bit more.  You'll see some sparkles in the embossing, that's because I was at my friend JJ's when I made this and she had a home brewed embossing powder which mixed two types of gold and some clear.

The sentiment is from a previous My Monthly Hero kit, and I added a bit of woodgrain paper to frame the sentiment.

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  1. Gorgeous yellow and embossed center! Love this! Your new blog look is awesome!

  2. A beautiful card Miriam and a lovely sentiment as well!

  3. Just sunshine on a card.

  4. Very pretty. Need to try mixing embossing powders.

  5. Gorgeous!! love the home-brewed embossing powder!!

  6. What a gorgeous card Miriam!
    A real burst of sunshine!!

  7. Eeek! You're bringing on summer with this beauty! Stunning!