It is hard to believe that it is September 1st. Where does the time go? I know this year has been a difficult one for a lot of us due to economy. I lost another nail client last week which was very discouraging especially since I only had a few left. This week I am participating in The Week Of Hope. This event is when retailers across America are coming together to bring HOPE to our country, one card or letter at a time. You can read more about it at the Hope is in the Cards Website In honor of this event I am offering free postage with all my cards in my Etsy shop this week and created this card to start it off.
I began with last weeks Mojo Monday sketch. I have had the sentiment from Club Scrap for a long time but it has never seen ink until now. When I heard about this event I knew it would be a great time to finally put it to use. I started the card by stamping the sentiment on Papertrey Stampers Select White Cardstock with Versamark Ink. Then I embossed it with brown embossing powder, cut it out with an oval Nestabilitie die and then ran some Dark Chocolate ink around the edges. The aqua piece behind it was made with the Simple Whitewash Technique from the current TJ Newsletter and edged with more Chocolate ink as well. The top piece of cardstock is from the Everyday Blessing Paper pack and the bottom piece was made by stamping images from the Damask Design Set on Dark Chocolate Cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder. To finish the card off I did some machine stitching with brown thread and added pearls in each corner. The color combo was one of Dawns picks from week 4 and I really like it. That's it for now. Here is to a great week full of HOPE and as always thanks for stopping by.
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