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February 20, 2019

Stenciling Brushos and Glittering Peace

Hello Stamplings!

I'm so nervous about the way this month is whooshing by just like January did. You guys, this has to stop. There are just way too many techniques I still have to try in my nine-inch-wide Techniques to Try binder, not to mention Mt. NBUS, which has now become Mt. NBUS I and II for reasons I'm sure I don't understand, seeing as how I resolved not to let that happen. Where's that rascal hamster?! I knew once I taught him glossification, he would soon finger out how to push that Paypal button!

But I digest. Let's move on to Show and Tell. Time's a flying.
I made this for the CAS Stencil Challenge: Powdered inks. The right side of the piece was created by sprinkling Brushos through the openings of a diamond/argyle stencil, followed by a light spray of water to activate the powdered ink. Using his nose and a nontoxic glue made from flour and water, Hammy ran a thin bead of glue along the seam and I applied a strip of colored card to finish the edge.

To keep the design clean and simple and to further enhance the movement and the diamond design, the left side was stamped diagonally with a crayon from "Smarty Pants" by Paper Smooches, which was watercoloured with Ziggies. Flowing from the crayon is a sediment from "Worm Wishes" by Reverse Confetti, stamped with a Kaleidicolor ink pad. Which magically never runs dry!

Twofer
Yay, a Christmas card! (See opening paragraph!) This design was created by smooching Oxi ink onto the corner of the card and immediately pressing glittery foil over the damp ink with an acrylic block. Harriet and I decided to try this and it was seriously that simple. The PEACE sediment is from Winnie & Walter. It was cut from fun foam and backed with silver paper. The silver looks white in the light, but the glitter foil, stars, and sediment shadow are all schparkly silver.

ETA: Oops. I'm already getting comments that this technique is not working, so I called Harriet to see if I had forgotten a step and oops, yes I did. So here's how we did it:
  1. Apply Distress Oxide Ink to where you want the foil. (Here I just pounced the pad on the corner.)
  2. Immediately sprinkle on Sticky Embossing Powder by Ranger.
  3. Use your heat gun on the powder until it becomes sticky and shiny.
  4. Cover with foil (we used Ranger Hologram foil) and press down using your acrylic block until you get the look you want.
Still easy!

Challenges
  

What's wrong with this picture?
This picture was taken at our neighborhood supermarket. The blue bins are receptacles for donating used books. We came out of the store during one of our recent rainstorms to see the rain run-off from the roof pouring onto the top of one of the book bins! By the time we took the photo, the force of the water had slowed, but I'm telling you when we first saw it, the water was just gushing out of the hole. I know we don't get a lot of rain in California and hopefully the book bins are sealed tightly, but still ...! There seems to be plenty of room to move the bins a skosh out of the way of the water. 🤷

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80 comments:

Kathyk said...

Two fabulous makes, I am loving the addition of foiling to them both

Oh dear, suspect those books may not be of much use if that continues

Happy Wednesday

Kathyk

Jane Willis said...

Gorgeous cards Darnell but you've reminded me about Mt NBUS... I didn't set myself my usual New Year Spending Ban this year and things have got somewhat out of control. And I'm off to the Make It show at the weekend where no doubt even less control will be exercised...

Gerrina said...

The first gives such a beautiful technique and CAS-style! Like that text! Your 2nd is a great technique I didn't know that that works; have to try it! 'Cause the result is so beautiful!
Sometimes you see things on your way to where ever and keep on wondering why somebody didn't just think for a minute...
Hope you have a good and colourful week!

Cards by Maaike said...

Cool card. Not heard of Oxi ink before, might have to look nto it ;-) Thank you for playing at AAA cards. Love the shine and cas feel

Megan J said...

Hi Darnell, I've also got a rather large supply of NBUS items waiting to be used. Nice that you have book bins around to use, shame they might be soggy, our local train line has a donated library in each station. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Lovely cards.

Hope they moved those book recycling bins.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Bunny said...

Lovely cards. Especially the 2nd one. Love that.

PayPal can be a one click problem. You might have to send Hammy to rehab. Just remember that you taught him.

I'd love to see all your NBUS.

I hope those books didn't get wet. My brother lives in LA and he was talking about how he missed the good Florida thunderstorms. He doesn't miss the hurricanes though. He just traded for earthquakes. [Bunny]`

Marilyn said...

Pretty cards!
Have a great day!
Marilyn❤

Carol L said...

Love these cards today, especially the Christmas card! I must try that foiling one day, it looks amazing! As for the book bins, that's too funny! I know time is whizzing by much too quickly - I'm still in January and February is now almost gone as well! Somebody hold those clock hands a little tighter please!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Oh how fun is your stencil card and your Christmas card is so sparkly! I love how you were able to add the glittery foil over the damp ink with an acrylic block?!!! So cool!!!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two fantastic cards Darnell, I love the foiling on the corner of the second card, it looks so effective.

Sue xx

Lisa Tilson said...

I would never have dared to do brushos through a stencil as I would have thought they would have seeped under. A light water mist is the answer it seems! Love the look it gave, so pretty. And foil over an Oxi ink is so intriguing!I have one of those files Darnell.... I have techniques going back 4 years from Jennifer and a whole bunch of other lovely crafters that I just haven't got around to trying! And with another birthday looming (a card has arrived from you today, not opened yet, thank you 🤗❤) I'll be another year older before I get to them hahaha! Sending love and hugs Lisa xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
as usual your cards are excellently created.
Love all these new techniques you are trying.
The colours are so lovely as well.
That does amaze me how they can put those book donation receptacals right under a leaky outlet pipe.
Lots of crafty love and hugs from my house to your. Jenny L.

Pat said...

Two real beauties Darnell, and this is a great technique you have used on the first with Brushos through the stencil and the inventive use of the Kaleidacolour ink on the sentiment, and then another wonderful technique using foil over Oxide inking, and it seems to have stuck so well, and looks so sparkly and pretty over the blue, and with a super large sentiment too. I love your photo of the book bins with the water cascading over the top, I would have thought the books would be getting a trifle damp! Not a great deal of thought seems to have gone into that one. x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous cards, Darnell. But as an author your other photo gives me a chill. Those poor books getting a drenching xoxo

Darlene said...

These are both just awesome Darnell! LOVE that Peace card ... the corner color technique is just gorgeous and just perfect for your Peace theme! Yes time is FLYING ... how does that keep happening!? lol
WHAT IS UP with those book bins ... I hope someone pointed that out to the management! CRAZY!!

Brenda in IN said...

I could have written this post! The time is going way to fast and I can't keep up with all I want to try. I actually made a list! Yesterday I bought a new container for my stamps as I have run out of places to put them. (I also got rid of a bunch). Then I have two orders coming soon after I said I wasn't going to buy anything else and use what I have. I love the colors in your stencil card and the peace card is so beautiful. I love that simple technique. It goes on my list. It would break my heart if I found out those books were getting wet in the bins. I hope they just push them over where it's dry. Can you call the store, maybe they don't know that is happening.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Both cards and techniques are wonderful! I will have to pin that foil of DOX ink technique. That is new to me!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love both cards, Darnell, but especially that peace card!! So gorgeous with the blue & foil corner and stars. You're getting rain and we're getting more SNOW - ugh! Schools are closed again today and I've already shoveled several inches. Sad about the rained on book bin - some people are clueless, aren't they?

Susan said...

The retired librarian in me is having heart palpitations about those books!!!!!

But I'm taking a deep breath so that I can focus on your cards and your mountains and your 9" binder, except that now I'm having more heart palpitations about the NBUS mountains as I fear my craft room might be sprouting one (Mt. NBUS North) - I'm seriously thinking of taking dynamite to it. And maybe I'll let Tessa get at my large box of unsorted techniques to try as she loves ripping up paper - it will stop her thinking that, if Hammy knows how to use the Paypal button, she should hurry up and learn how to use it too - not that she'd buy card making things for me, but rather that whole host of online dog toys and dog treats.

First card - great use of the Brushos - love the colours you chose.

Second card - be still my beating heart - blue, silver, and white!! What could appeal to me more? And such an easy way to use up scraps of foil now that Christine has convinced me to buy foil and therefore a laminator and foiling transfer gel and who knows what else.....

Sorry for the long comment but my racing heart is causing my fingers to fly!!

Mac Mable said...

Yes this year is wizzing by and yes it is so easy to use PayPal x What glorious colours from the Brusho's and stencil on your first gorgeous CAS card. Thank you for the reminder about using the kaleidoscope ink pads x. Such an elegant and pretty Christmas card and off to try the foiling technique x Thanks for sharing the photo of the book bins .....Nope, makes no sense at all x

Redanne said...

Two gorgeous cards Darnell, I had no idea that you could add foil to Oxide ink and get that fabulous result, I will definitely be having a go at that one. Thanks so much for sharing the technique!

What a shame about the book bin, like you say, it could move up a bit... I hate to think of the recipient charity getting soggy books especially when there is such a simple solution.

I am saying nothing about my Mt Nbus (or the several mountains!)..... Hugs, Annie xx

conil said...

Oh good, I'm not the only one with a lot of techniques to try or a bunch of new product sitting here staring at me. Who said, "making cards saves money". I need to find that person and disabuse them of that notion. Anyway, you've just added to my very long to-do list, thank you very much. But I won't complain because you've done both so beautifully. I really have to go now because there's so much to do (get it?).

JoAnn said...

Lovely cards. I have never tried Brushos but I do have Perfect Pearls. I must try them. The Peace card is so pretty, love it. TFS

cuilliesocks said...

I hope the books were okay Darnell, hate to think of books being damaged.
Love your cards, super CAS design and lovely colours.
Thank you for your visit and kind words regarding my BiL, we are off down to Glasgow tomorrow to see him, Kate x

Bobby said...

The Brusho colors look great, Darnell. Not a bit of run which is what I usually get. Totally interested in the foil on DOX ink. I'm off to try it as one of the 10,000 techniques I want to do. ;D

Sarah said...

What a fab pair of twofers!! I love the pretty coloured harlequin diamonds on the first one. I bet those poor books were a tad damp!! xx

Bobby said...

I'm back for more info on the foiling. What kind of foil did you use and was a laminator involved? You didn't mention it and I don't have one. The foil I have didn't work on the smooshing so I'm missing something.

Lisa said...

Your cards are both so stunning, Darnell!! I love the colors of the first one!! It's so artistic!! And wow, the peace card is so elegant!! I love the touches of foil!! Oh, the picture of the water running into the book bins hurts my heart!! I can't imagine those bins being tightly sealed :( Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carole said...

Well you and Hammy have been busy! great Brushos through that stencil and clever foiling on the second card...that must be two techniques off your list!
My PayPal button gets depressed too.....automatically i think....need to get it on tablet(s)...groan ...sorry couldn't resist. As for the books..well why didn't you rescue them for crafting Darnell?...lol!!!...only kidding. I hope they were kept dry in the bins. Hugs xx

oldpunca said...

Dear Darnell, if you find someone that can slow the time, please send him to me too. I have the same sweet problems as you have: to many techniques to try out and to less time to do it. :-)
I'm admiring both of your cards. There is a nice stenciled pattern with powdered inks on the first one. Wonderful color combination. I am amazed about fabulous effect with embossing powder covered with foil. Fantastic. I have to try this. :-)
I love books very much, so the last photo hurts me although the box is closed. :-( I hope it is moved away until now.
Hugs, Sonja

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Thanks for the info about the sticky embossing powder! I hadn’t tried it yet so no harm, no foul!

nancy littrell said...

Love your DOX smooshed and added foil corner on your 2nd card Dolly. Adding the fun foam die cut sentiment was all your card needed for the final touch.

So pleased you added your 1st card to our CAS Stencil Card Challenge: Powdered ink stenciling. Beautiful colors and love the narrow border with the help of Hammy. Clever sentiment design too. TFS both beauties my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Too bad about the ruined books....

Harriet Skelly said...

I had such a fun time playing and am looking forward to next month when we play some more!! xoxo Harriet

frommycraftroom said...

Love the peace card. As one who has not ventured to foils yet love your technique it uses most of the supplies I already have!
As for slowing time and mt NBUS when you have a solution please let me know! Still in tidying the house phase here trying to tackle the craft room really not much I want to part with! Mt NBUS is embarassingly large here too.

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards , love the colours and design on the first card and a gorgeous CAS card for the second one.

Obviously the book bins were placed there by a male person.

Kath x

Linda said...

Two fabulous cards Darnell. Love how you did the CAS Christmas card. The smooched Oxi inks with the foil turned out so beautiful and the Peace sentiment is perfect. Glad you figured out the missing ingredient. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

Kara Lynne said...

You are the Technique Queen of the Month, Darnell! Seriously, Brushos through a stencil and they stayed there!? Your "peace" Christmas card is gorgeous! Now I want to try that technique too! Such a sad photo of that book drop! You went in and told them, I know you did.

Shelly said...

WONDERFUL cards, Darnell! I'll have to give that technique a try sometime, sounds easy enough and looks amazing! ;) Thanks for sharing. And when I saw that picture, the water is what I noticed right away. Not a very good spot of those, is it?...What a mess and loss it would be if water gets inside...hopefully it doesn't though. Sometimes I'll never understand why they put bins like that in certain places.?...
Have a great rest of the week! Hugs

Nora N. said...

What great cards!! I love the pretty brusho through the stencil. I LOVE the second one. The touch of shine with the blue is gorgeous! Now to find out where I put my sticky embossing powder...

And that photo-horrible!! What a terrible place for those bins!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi the dear Darnell
Brilliant post and cards.. yes my Mt Nubus is rather Mt Vesuvius like in that its exploding!
Makes life challenging.
Love both challenges amd combined them with your twofer challenge...
I had a card opening ceremony earlier in week and your card was opened and duly admired... pretty pretty and think the centre strip was a stencil bokeh size but colour of DP. Love it and wee stamp set too THANK YOU!
praying for mister and you.. and naughty hammy with PayPal button!
Hugs Shaz in Oz. X

Bonnie said...

Love the colors on your diamonds, Dolly! And the crayon is writing the perfect sentiment! Hammy did a great job of gluing that tiny strip down. I don't see globs of glue anywhere. I need to borrow him next time I have to glue tiny pieces! And your peace card is GORGEOUS! I want to go look for that foil, but I've been looking too much and time is flying so I'll hope to find it later (maybe in May?) and try pouncing it on some card. This is really an awesome Christmas card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CAS Christmas!

Patti said...

Two great cards Darnell but that peace card is seriously amazing!! woo hoo!!

Happy Dance said...

I'm so proud that you're so brave and use Brushos like you invented them. I'm still a bit of a coward, and my colors often turn out to be the color of poop. Remember...at the lake house? When we used tissue paper and by the time I was done, it looked like poop on TP...Sigh. But it's so nice to see how you work your magic. That first card is amazing. No poop here! Control, and fabulous colors. Cool design too. Your Christmas card is really pretty and speaks to my heart! LOVE this one, and if it's not too hard, you should make more of these! So beautiful. Bet there's water in those containers...and I'll bet mold is growing like crazy inside, too. Rummies should have thought about this.... Sending hugs. xoxoxoxo bkb

Celeste Goff said...

Wow Darnell, what gorgeous backgrounds! Love those vibrant colors!

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Lisa Elton said...

Beautifully done Darnell! There just don't seem to be enough hours in the day to try all of the techniques on those lists!

Christine Alexander said...

another great foiling technique to try :) so pretty on your Christmas card :) Time is flying by, it'll be May before we blink:)

Cheryl W. said...

You are clever times two! I wouldn't have thought to use the Brushos the way you did in your first card, but it turned out great. Lots of interesting colors in that diamond pattern! I really love your Christmas card, too. The foil adds elegance and a festive touch. Besides that, it's just darned pretty! So crazy that they put those bins under a possible waterfall. What were they thinking? Oh, of course. They WEREN'T thinking!

Greta said...

Fun stenciled card, but oh my goodness--the peace card is a stunner, Darnell! Another way to use my foil & the sticker powder I think is around here somewhere!

Jane said...

The foiled corner looks amazing! I'll be trying out that technique for sure. love your card Darnell. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

OH Babs said...

Your imagination continues to grow. I like that you re-introduce techniques that we may or may not know or remember. Thank you.
First we complain about heat and now rain. Least you forget I hate rain having grown up in Oregon. Need it? Yes, but not so much in a short amount of time. My brother had snow in Las Vegas and he took a movie of snow falling beside a swimming pool.
Okay one thing I want to get off my chest. I miss your NBUS challenges and I don't want box #2. So hope things are good with Kevin.
:) Barb

sandie said...

The brusho and stencil technique is really fun and you did a fab job here, adore the geometric look. And the second card to me is dreamy! CAS perfection, love off the edge and the touch of glitter and the slight shadow of silver on the sentiment, a stunning card x

Cat Craig said...

That brusho technique is such fun, love your argyle. YOur corner of color and foil is sublime. Love. Stay dry if you're getting lots of rain.

Verna Angerhofer said...

The month is flying by for me too. But I am so glad you posted these two great cards. I especially love the last one and want to try that technique if I can find some sticky powder I had of a different brand. It might work that same way as well.

Krisha said...

Ah, Darnell, your never cease to make me smile!
I was reading along, the foil application part, and was wondering how you got it to stay, cause I always have to use an adhesive LOL!
My NBUS seems to be growing too......did you give Hammy my address?

Fikreta said...

gorgeous cards!

Loll said...

Such artsy and mixed media driven designs, my friend. :) We have totally converted you. LOVE both your brilliant CAS designs. Great work with the powdered inks through your harlequin stencil. So cool on the angle. And I LOVE orange and blue together. Fun design with your crayon and ombre sentiment!

LOVE your peace card. One of the prettest CAS Christmas cards I've every seen. Seriously, I gasped when I saw it. I love the silver foiling bits over the blue corner. And that peace sentiment with the silver off-set back layer is gorgeous, along with the silver stars. Thanks so much for sharing your cards with us at CAS Stencil and CAS Christmas! Lolly xx

KandA said...

Two gorgeous cards Darnell. Love the colours and design on the first and beautiful CAS style of the second with the foiling xx

SmilynStef said...

How fun and organic is the foil-on-ink technique ... love that card ... thanks for bringing some metallic shine to us at Jingle Belles.

Brenda said...

Yes, this month is all but gone! It just amazes me at how fast the months go by but yet winter is so dang long. But spring is right around the corner....I hope! Ha! I should have a binder with techniques in it, but I don't. I just say I want to try that and then never remember what it was that I wanted to try! I'm such a ding dong. I love your diamond stenciled card Auntie! I can't believe the look you got by playing down your stencil and sprinkling the brusho's on top! Will have to give this a try sometime. Oh here I go again! Better write it down in a binder or something. Love that little crayon too! Wow, loving your Christmas card Auntie! How beautiful is that?!! And peaceful as well! So you don't cover the whole area with that sticky embossing stuff then? Just tap here and there? I really love this look! I guess more stuff to go on my wish list....now if I could only get Bret to shop my wish list! lol Hugs, Brenda

Viv said...

Two gorgeous cards again Dee!great design and love your techniques used also....thanks for the tips.I agree about the leaking pipes and the bins, hope the books survived ok! ;) hugs Vee xx

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, that Mt. NBUS! I've been very good and have not bought anything but glue since before Christmas. Can you believe that?! New Power Poppy digis and Spellbinders promos have been enough, plus my own Mt. NBUS... everything is like new. However, I see your powdered inks and foiling technique and it's tempting. Somebody stop me! These both look so amazing and fun! Ohhhh, that foiled peace card -- wow! True about the Kaleidacolor ink pads. I recently used one that I've had since the beginning of time and it's as fresh as ever. I sure hope the books are okay. That's the kind of photo that could go viral on social media.

Julia Aston said...

Love the mix of summery colors you used on your diamonds stencil Sis - and how cute is that crayon writing out the message! Your peace card is lovely too with that wonderful foil in the corner! I haven't worked with foil although I know I have some lurking around in my craft room!! my technique folders are about as big as yours are!! thanks for joining us in the CAS Stencil! xx

Trina P. said...

I’ve been using at least one NBUS on all my cards this year... so far!
Both wonderful cards, Darnell, but I absolutely LOVE your peace card! Beautiful colour, texture, sparkle and CAS!
That foiling technique sounds a lot easier than using a laminator, but I just got my laminator yesterday, so I guess I’ll have to try the laminating method first. 😉
Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas. xx

Claire said...

I am loving the oxide technique you've used Darnell - I still haven't bought any of those inks...Not sure I can justify them in my stash yet! What a great, CAS Christmas card. I haven't bought any Brushos either but seeing your first card makes me fell tempted...

Inkyfingers said...

You are really rockin' the techniques here Darnell and what a gorgeous pair of cards you created. The second card is CAS perfection IMHO and now I have to go hunting for sticky embossing powder!!!!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs
Carol X

Barb Ghig said...

It's always so much fun to visit your blog, Darnell! Reading your take on the world is so entertaining...Thank you!

You did an amazing job with your Brushos! I love how you used the colors on the diamonds, and your CAS design is just perfect! I also love that you chose a crayon connected to your sentiment...so clever! Your Christmas card is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love how you used your Oxi inks and glittery foil for your focal point...it works beautifully with your scripty sentiment on this card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS Stencil!

What moron would put that book bin under a spout that may cause all of those precious books to get wet? Honestly!!!!!!

pinky said...

Gorgeous cards Darnell! Loving those techniques! YES I am already a follower, but definitely need to drop over more often!!
Hugs
Pinky

Ruth said...

Can you ever beat a bit of foiling on a card? I have that sticky ink embossing powder, but I'm afraid I could never quite get it to work. As for your NBUS issues, one good way to avoid Mt NBUS III is to stop buying and then instead invest in a small business venture whereby you kid yourself that all your new products are acceptable business costs and you will make a return on them...... em...... fabric anyone?? February always goes so fast.... xx

Linda said...

Amazing cards .... great stenciling with the powdered inks on the first design and I love the foil accents on the second ..... beautiful!
I must confess my Mt NBUS is slowing growing into a whole range of mountains. I will conquer it ..... eventually!!
Thank you for playing along with the CAS Stencil challenge xx

Nance said...

Beautiful cards, Darnell! Definitely going to try out that foil technique, sounds really easy peasy! Glad you played with us at CAS Christmas! xx

Anita in France said...

Those diamonds of delicious colour seem all texture-y, Darnell ... what a brilliant effect from the brusho's ... a wonderfully clean and fresh design! Swooning at all that gorgeous shimmer around the beautiful, scripty peace ... love the organic, unstructured look of that foiling ... yum! LYAMYHMA ... GTCY! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

Nunzia Carusio said...

Beautiful design for your cards. And thanks for the numerous tips.

Linby said...

Love the arty first card. The second card is just so serene - beautiful work.
Good they have the book bins but sad they may be getting damp.

lauren bergold said...

Such an amazingly cool & appealing card. The random bits of foiling are just perfect! I have to try and hat!!! So pleased you could get sparkly with us at JINGLE BELLES!

Sybrina K said...

Hi Darnell! Saw your beautiful card in the JB Gallery and just had to pop in and say congrats! Well done, my friend!!!

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Fabby makes Darnell. Your brusho work on the first card is superb. I totally love your second card with the lovely foil detail, but I had a giggle because I fear we have an 'oopsie'! It's a gorgeous die cut that would be just top notch on any other week than our one layer week (still giggling). But there you go...time is whooshing by and the little OLC detail whooshed by with it. ;-). Thanks so much for letting us see these beauties at Less is More though. See ya next time xx

Neets B said...

Great work with the brushos, the mix of complementary colours looks fabulous with their speckled effect. And what a gorgeous effect with the blue ink and silver foiling, so pretty. On OLC week can we count your layered die cuts as a minimal embellishment...hmmmmm, I really want to! :-)

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are so beautiful. I love the first one with the pretty colors. The second really steals the show with the foil and the pretty blue you put with it. I really like the Simplicity of it.