This is one of the times that I have to tell on myself.  I spent the afternoon and early evening thinking my vision was a bit blurry but not in the usual “I need to clean my glasses” way.  I figured it might be about time for a check up.  My vision changes seem to sneak up like that — not there and then suddenly noticeable.  After dinner, I was getting ready to sit down with my daughter and watch a show so I took my glasses off, hesitated for a moment and decided what the heck, I might as well clean them so will be ready for tomorrow.  Well, I pulled out my cleaning cloth and what did a find on my glasses?  Smudges? Sure.  A fingerprint or two?  Sure.  Dried Heat and Stick Powder?…What??  Sure.  The good news is wasn’t a vision change and after carefully scraping the dried Heat and Stick off my lenses, my glasses are fine as well.  My take away — go back to heating the way I usually do — from the top!  It’s the little things.

Moving on to my creation, I used Marquee Messages to create my design team card for  TSOT279.

Marquee Messages with Playful Palette for TSOT279 - from theartfulinker.com

This is the first time that this fun stamp has seen ink.

I have a friend with an upcoming birthday and when I saw the sketch, I just knew I wanted to use it for her card.

I’ve started with a standard 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Basic Black card base.

Next, there’s a 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Gold Glimmer Paper.

Then, I added a 3-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ piece of Playful Palette designer paper.

Marquee Messages with Playful Palette designer paper - detail - for TSOT279 from theartfulinker.com

Over that, I have a 3-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock.

The image from Marquee Messages was stamped in Memento Black.  Then, it was inked again and stamped onto a piece of Emerald Envy.

The sentiment is also from Marquee Messages and was inked in Memento Black.

Using a Blender Pen, I picked up some Flirty Flamingo ink from the ink pad lid and colored in the horizontal bars in the sign.  Then I moved down to the frame around “birthday” and tinted the shadow with Flirty Flamingo.

After cutting the arrow from the Emerald Envy image by hand, I used a paintbrush to add Versamark ink refill to the “bulbs”.  Next, I sprinkled with Heat and Stick, heated (this is where I got my glasses), added Gold glitter and heat to set.

For the glittery stars by “birthday”, I repeated the painting, Heat and Stick and Glitter.

The Emerald Envy arrow was added to the main Marquee Messages image using Dimensionals.  You’ll notice that it is slightly offset to take advantage of the shading lines in the bottom image.

Finally the Flirty Flamingo panel was added with the Dimensionals before trimming the overhanging edges on the two angled layers.

Flirty Flamingo Emerald Envy Basic Black

 

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