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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

Simple in Grays

What a blur these past couple of days have been. Today was much more calm, and it was a great day because it started with a class using new art board cut-outs from Inchie Arts. There were 3 of us who totally enjoyed Lisa Lee's class. She's teaching it again at Art 'n Soul in Lacey, WA on Saturday, July 9. If you're not signed up for this class, you're going to want to.

Inchie Arts, Lisa Lee

Are these not the cutest cards? Inchie Arts is packaging the cut-out shapes, and RubberMoon has the new stamps of windows and doors to use with the kits. Unfortunately, we didn't have the new stamps available to us today so we improvised. One of the students brought her own little cut-out of the Space Needle to include with her buildings . . . very cool!

My card for today is very, very simple. I'm using another Pen and Ink stamp that I purchased today.

Pen and Ink Stamps, Josephine Kimberling, IMAGINE Crafts, Tsukineko, Memento Inks, Prismacolor Colored Pencils, Sakura Glaze Pens

I stamped the top panel with gray tone ink, and colored in with two tones of gray colored pencils. The stamens and small blossom start were colored with Glaze Pens.

The sentiment was inked with black ink.

The panel was adhered to a gray mat panel, which was then adhered to the A2 base card.

Simple, simple, simple!

Pen and Ink Stamp by Josephine Kimberling -- Poppy Outline 5167F and Marker Thinking of You 5522C

IMAGINE Crafts' Memento Ink by Tsukineko in Gray Flannel (floral stamp) and Tuxedo Black (sentiment)

Prismacolor Colored Pencils in Warm Grey 20% and Cool Grey 30%

Sakura Glaze Pens in Black and Yellow

Conqueror 118# Cover Card Stock in Diamond White (stamp panel & base card)

Prismatic card stock in gray by Bazzill (discontinued)

On the IMAGINE Crafts' blog, Martha Gomez shows how to use the VersaMark pen to add depth to your color and to add spots of clear embossing.

IMAGINE Crafts, VersaMark, Martha Gomez, Tsukineko

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After a few days break, it will be nice to get back into the groove of making a card each day. Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you back here tomorrow if I don't melt from the extraordinary heat wave expected again tomorrow; it's supposed to be in the 90's. Stay cool!


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