Hi all, its time again for the Encouragement challenge over at the Calling All Sistahs Blog and this time we have a lovely mood board to inspire you to create a card for someone who might need a little encouragement. AND on top of sending someone some love, you could also win a $25 gift code to use on anything in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store. You can use any products on your card, but if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps or dies on your card, Michele will DOUBLE your prize!!! Woah! Thats a $50 gift voucher to spend at CAS-ual Fridays, which will certainly put a smile on your face too!
This card went through afew corrections to get to this! I actually wanted a watermark of the Sunbeams from CAS-ual Fridays Sunbeams stamp set. So I first stamped it with Versamark on Clairefontaine 250g multi technique paper. On hindsight I should have heat embossed it with clear embossing powder as I forgot that a watermark looks better on a dark background!
As you can see, after I added my Brushos paint powders, added water and swirled everything around, the watermark could hardly be seen, even after I re-stamped it with water hoping to lift some ink with it. As the card was meant to convey that beautiful things are coming out of the dark times, I had to make sure the “beautiful thing” on the horizon was nice and bright!
So I went over the sunbeams with an orange Zig clean color real brush and now the orange splashes over the water look like rays of sunshine seeping into the dark waters of despair… trying to save my sentiment from the same stamp set, which was heat embossed with Wow white embossing powder, except I think some clear embossing powder got mixed into it, which is why it looks like its being eaten up by the darkness of disappointment & discouragement… But the sunlight of hope & happiness is arriving soon!
Well I hope you got all that just by looking at my card ;), and that you’ll hop on over to the Calling All Sistahs blog to leave my “Sistahs” some love and play along with us! If you want to try for the $50 prize but don’t have any of our stamps, use the code below to get a discount when you purchase them!
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