HEY FRIENDS! I’m a little late posting today – a new washer and dryer is being delivered here today which is exciting news for us. Trying to find an in-stock washer and dryer in the midst of ongoing supply chain issues that would fit in a cramp space was beginning to feel like an exercise in futility. But on Thursday, I managed to track down the last set in the metropolitan area of the model we wanted and it’s being delivered today. So we’ve had to double check all the measurements — even fractions of an inch makes a difference between fitting and not fitting — and make sure everything is ready for delivery.
BUT FIRST, here’s some housekeeping of a different sort!
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Here’s today’s card featuring the new Anita Jeram Boo Time stamp set by Colorado Craft Company. Coordinating dies are also available, but I didn’t use them here. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
For the background, I cut a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock (my preferred paper for ink blending) to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and masked off 1″ on each side using strips cut from Masking Magic. Then I masked along the bottom of the exposed area to create a 1″ gap where I ink blended Distress Ink in Black Soot. Next, I removed the bottom mask and realigned it to cover the Black Soot and ink blended the remainder of the center with Distress Ink in Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade and Wilted Violet. I created the clouds using the Cloud Stencil from My Favorite Things blended with Black Soot.
Finally, I removed the mask covering the bottom Black Soot blending and stamped the images using Hero Arts Intense Black ink. Then I removed all the masks and started coloring. Since I used Distress Ink (as opposed to Distress Oxide) I can color with my Copics directly over the dye ink. Marker list provided below.
When I was assembling the card, I decided to trim 1/8″ off of each side of the panel. From there, I just assembled the layers as shown.
That’s all for today! See you again soon!
COPICS: YG03, YG17, YG67, W4, W6 (cat); W4, W6 (branch & bat)
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