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Blessings


Yesterday morning we awakened to the horrifying news taking place in Belgium. The tragedy and unspeakable terror shook any peaceful calm of the morning. My cousin and her husband are traveling in Europe, arriving in London yesterday from Venice. I'll be so relieved when they're back on American soil later this week; I think they will be, too.

I came across this stamp from Magenta and it expressed what I was feeling. I found the stamps designed by Dina Kowal for Impression Obsession last year. I combined them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and water.

I covered the stamps with the brush marker color, gave it a mist spray of water, and stamped onto the card stock. I loved the bubbles! The stamped panel with the black mat panel was adhered to fun foam and then placed on the base panel and card.

Impression Obsession: Brushstroke 3 (E13288); Brushstroke 4 (D13289); Brushstroke 2 (C1328)

Magenta: My friends, love is better than anger - Jack Layton Quote (07.752.K)

Zig Clean Color Real Brush: Bright Yellow (052); Cornflower Blue (037); Light Green (041)

VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black

Miscellaneous: Sequins; scrap ribbon from May Arts

Conqueror 118# Cover Card Stock in Diamond White for card base

Ultra Smooth Premium White Card Stock from Crafter's Companion for top panel

Black card stock 65# for matting panel

Scrap glitter scrapbook paper for base panel

Fun Foam

If you haven't tried this ultra-easy technique, please do yourself a favor. It's another one of those techniques that you may use to make lots of cards at one time.

Over on the Memory Box blog, Shelby Thomas has created a very beautiful card. It really caught my eye and I kept going back to it to discover more details about it. Be sure to click on the link because Shelby provides a very detailed how-to in this blog posting.

Click on this link to Shelby's post on the Memory Box blog:

http://davebrethauer.typepad.com/outsidethebox/2016/03/elliana-border-and-butterflies-by-shelby-thomas-.html

At the last minute last evening, I decided to attend the local City Council meeting because the homeless problem was on the agenda. The room was packed; they added seating in the lobby area outside the council chambers trying to accommodate the overflow of people. I even testified. That took almost 4 hours of my evening. Thus, the brief posting.

Thanks for stopping in. I hope you'll tell your fellow card-makers to check in, too. I really appreciate each and every visit!

#ImpressionObsession #DinaKowal #MagentaStyle #ZigCleanColorRealBrushMarker #VersaFineInk #MayArts #ConquerorCoverCardStock #CraftersCompanion #MemoryBox #ShelbyThomas

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On hold until the stay-at-home order allows businesses to reopen and conduct group events.

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