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Sunday, February 21, 2016

SOS Fantastic Plastic

Hi, everyone! Back with a third card to share this weekend. Crazy, right?! Seemed like I'd lost all card-making mojo for a couple of weeks and now my mojo cup is overflowing. :)

Tonight's card was made for the current Fantastic Plastic Challenge over at Shopping Our Stash. And, boy, is that appropriate for this card. I'm actually crafting from the road -- with a limited stash. I sure am glad I put in that pack of vellum before hitting the road.

Canson watercolor base: Stampin' Up! botanical gardens vellum; Recollections black cardstock
Winnie & Walter sentiment in StazOn jet black
Distress Inks: mustard seed, peacock feathers, picked raspberry
SU linen thread; SU flower, owl builder, and cupcake punches

The photo above is a great pic of the effect achieved with the inked vellums, as well as being a good representation of the colors created by layering the paper and vellums. I inked the watercolor base in mustard seed. Then I inked the bottom vellum -- masking off the sentiment strip -- in peacock feathers. Finally, I inked the sentiment strip on the top vellum in picked raspberry.

Sadly, my on-the-road stash is sequin-less and gem-less, so I used linen thread to adhere the two vellum pieces to the card base. The colors in the photo below are a terrible depiction of the actual colors. However, the pic shows the final card design. As you can see, I used some black elements to strengthen the visual impact of the sentiment strip, as well as adding a few circles to "ground" the card's top.

Parting Thoughts

W2CB's My Heart Devotion Challenge is accepting entries until March 2. There are gift certificates -- and a Guest Designer spot -- up for grabs. Hope you'll stop by and play along.  :)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Crafting on the road? Now that sounds like fun!! I will be sure to pack some crafty supplies next time I go on vacation!!
    Thanks for playing along with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "Fantastic Plastic" challenge this week!!

  2. i was even more impressed by this incredibly clever card when i realized you were working on the road from TRAVEL STASH?! bonus ninja crafting points just for that!!! :) thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (fantastic plastic!) STASH with us this week! ♥

  3. Now this is IMPRESSIVE with limited supplies!!! Funny how that can kick-start the mojo into working overtime :) So glad you came to play with us at SOS!