- Use a brad (or SOME brads) as the ONLY embellishment on your creation
- The brad has to be incorporated INTO the stamped image, not just an accent
- No ribbon, other hardware, primas, stickles, etc. allowed!!
- Focus on the stamped image using the brads to make it POP
- Limit layers if possible
I started with a Lovely Lilac Cardstock base measuring 6-5/8 X 3-1/4. The focal panel was made of Basic Black Cardstock (5-15/16 X 2-3/8) and White Glossy Cardstock (5-13/16 X 2-1/4). The images were from the set "Polka Dots & Petals", and they were stamped in Jet Black Staz-On Ink onto the glossy paper. I used a White Birthday Cake Candle to highlight the petals and circles, then went over the panel with Sponge Daubers and the following inks: Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink, Wild Wasabi Classic Ink, Lovely Lilac Classic Ink, and Purely Pomegranate Classic Ink. This technique is called "Crayon/Wax Resist". The wax from the candle resisted the ink and created highlights in the desired areas. Jumbo Brads were added to the centers of the flowers and circles, and the completed panel was attached to the card base using Dimensionals. The sentiment was from the set "Absolutely Fabulous". It was stamped in Jet Black Staz-On Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock, punched out with the Small Oval Punch, and mounted onto Basic Black Cardstock that was punched out with the Large Oval Punch. The completed panel was attached to the focal panel using SNAIL Adhesive. Easy as 1, 2, 3!
Now for an update on my niece. Her surgery took place at Vanderbilt yesterday morning and afternoon. It went extraordinarily well. They were able to remove the entire tumor without involving any of her vertebrae. They did have to remove a rib that had been broken by the tumor however. The tumor and the rib will be sent off for testing to ensure that there are no living cancer cells in either one. She is in tremendous pain from being cut from the center of her back around to her side, but she is on a morphine pump to manage the pain. The doctor is projecting a 4-5 day hospital stay, but she may come home sooner depending on how quickly she can be weaned off of the morphine. Please continue to pray for her recovery and quick return home. I will keep you all posted as information comes in.
Thanks for stoppin by, and I will see you all tomorrow! Until then......