Friday, December 30, 2016

Frosty Meadow Birthday


Hello!

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season!  I've taken a little break from the blog and social media to spend time with family and the boys until they return to school at the end of next week.  I'm literally itching to get back in my card room; I have a stack of new goodies from the Occasions and SAB catalog to play with!  After a week with the boys at home I can without a doubt tell you I need a break from Lego...I beginning to dream about it already LOL.

I have had a chance to play with the new watercolor pencil crayons from the Occasions catalog to make this birthday card for my Dad and let me tell you, THEY ARE FANTASTIC!  They are really smooth and creamy and they blend out like a dream with either a blender pen or an aqua painter.  I need to perfect my technique but for a one time use, I'm in love!

This card ended up being quite simple and pretty, even though it didn't feel that way in the midst of creating it.  I had one of "those days".  You know the ones?  Where something simple turns into a disaster?  That was this card...I'd just spent an hour tidying up my craft room before sitting down to work on a couple quick projects. I knew I wanted the background to be embossed with Iridescent Ice to give the card some extra pizzazz so I stamped my trees, coated the card in Versamark and sprinkled Iridescent Ice over the wet ink.  Except I didn't use Iridescent Ice...in my haste I grabbed my Dazzling Diamonds...which doesn't stick to Versamark. 😢 I turned on my heat gun and wound up with a glitter explosion - over me and me just cleaned card room.  It was a sad card maker moment...

Supplies:
I'll be back early in the New Year!  I have finished my very first December Daily Project Life album and I can't wait to share it!  I've given myself a few goals to achieve in the upcoming year and I hope to share those as well in an upcoming post.  Until then, have a happy, safe New Years!
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1 comment:

Vicki Milyard said...

Melissa, thank you for sharing all your wonderful creations. I'm a fellow demonstrator and I love following your blog. I have to tell you that this posting made me laugh, just the thought of all that glitter going EVERYWHERE 😀. The card is lovely.
Have a great time with your boys, my 4 are all in their twenties and I wonder sometimes how that is possible. Happy New Year

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