Hi there. I have a card today using a set of stamps by Sheena Douglass which came with a March Paper Crafter Magazine as an extra, but originally came with a Crafts Beautiful Magazine sometime last year and so a great bonus freebie. I have used one of the mandala stamps from that set and a Chocolate Baroque bird stamp from a set called Let Your Heart Sing which since I made the card has been taken off the catalogue in common with some others which they have phased out. I also used a Tim Holtz stencil called Crackle which I got from one of the local craft outlets, can't remember which one now.
I must admit this did start off with the intention of it being a sympathy card, but after I started it I decided that I wasn't sure it worked as that so it just got left on my table. I kept looking at it and decided to carry on where I had left off. I had stamped the two mandalas on a piece of white card cut just a little smaller than the 6" square card using Brilliance Starlight Silver Ink and I had stamped the bird on top of the bottom right hand corner mandala using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and that is where I left it. I decided to add the Crackle stencilling around the mandalas to cover the background using Fossilized Amber Distress Ink, and then thought I would outline the mandalas using a Black Micron Pen 0.3. I went just around the edges then decided to pick out more areas to outline and finished up as you can see it. I then coloured these sections in using a yellow Inktense Pencil just as is without any added water. I finished with the sentiment also stamped using the Nocturne Ink and then heat embossed using Clear Embossing Powder, and it is now a birthday card.
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