Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Out of Africa

Card making today was a birthday card for my pastor, who just made a mission trip to Uganda, Africa . . . which gave me just a perfect time to use some of my African design stamps.  More importantly, of course, was the team's opportunity to minister to so many children at the orphanages. Being inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest at Cards by Teresa, I also got to use a technique that I haven't used in a long, long time. 

I started by cutting a 3 1/2 inch circle from a piece of scrap card stock to make a mask.  Next I cut and folded an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch white card base.  After taping the mask in place, with Distress Ink Squeezed lemonade, I sponged the entire circle. Then while leaving a bright spot in the middle, I sponged around it with Distress Ink Dried Marigold.  I finished the outside edge of the circle with Distress Ink Ripe Persimmon. 

Rather than using a solid image stamp, I chose to us an open image for an entirely different effect.  The image was stamped with Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black.  For a final touch I used foam tape to mount the sentiment.  The dotted paper you see behind the card actually isn't part of the card -- just used to make the white card stand out. 

Wishing you wonderful hours of stamping!


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