It has been a busy few weeks!! I am working on my cards for September a little later than usual but fortunately these took less time than I expected!! I went to Splitcoast Stampers for inspiration and found this card which led me to this tutorial for Quick and Easy Bokeh with Dawn Woleslagle! I was in!! I had these alcohol ink backgrounds sitting on my desk from my visit with my sister a couple of weeks back and thought they would do the job perfectly!! I made myself a circle stencil using vellum and punches and used my Brilliance Moonlight white ink pad to sponge through the openings!! I am very happy with the results!! I dug out hearts that coordinated from my stash and created the greetings digitally using a scroll from CLKER which I modified by removing the ferns. I added the greetings in different fonts and laser printed a half sheet. To create my cards, I trimmed my background to just less than a quarter sheet after they were dry. I mounted them to coordinating cardstock and adhered my layered hearts using 3D foam tape. I fussy cut my greetings, gave them a colourwash with watercolour and glued them just below the hearts using yet more 3D foam tape.You can see on the left a bit more of the dimension created by the different layers of sponged circles on the backgrounds. I need to work on the placement a bit more but for my first attempt I am very satisfied!!
It feels good to be back in my craft room though all the family time and berry picking was also very enjoyable!!