Did you know that April is known as Stress Awareness Month? I didn't! Maybe because crafting helps me keep the stress away. Maybe we should make a crafter's slogan: "A craft a day keeps the stress away." What do you think? :)
Well, speaking of crafts, I'm sharing a card today. I tried a new technique that I learned from Jennifer McGuire. She created a watercolor background with embossing and distress inks and it looks gorgeous. Unfortunately, mine don't. She used several colors of inks and I only have 2, so that might be part of the problem. Hmm, I think I have an excuse to go crafty shopping. :D
(Supplies: cardstock, watercolor paper, clear embossing powder, distress inks in Broken China & Dried Marigold by Tim Holtz, heat gun, glossy accents, sentiment stamp- Unity Stamp Co. background stamp- Hero Arts, ink applicator, pop dot)
It's not my best, but I figured I'd share my "experiments" with you. If you'd like to try it, check out her video here. She actually irons off the embossing at the end, but I decided to skip that step.
Well, dear friends, I hope that you are crafting or doing something that helps you de-stress and I'll see you soon.