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Hi All, This is the card I made for Week 3 of the very fun Summer Card Camp held by Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner.  It truly looks much better in real life.  The embossed copper didn’t photograph well but they say Journey, Discover, Imagine, and Create.   I really liked the small saying and was always trying to find a reason to use it.  It says Be an Artist Make $50 to $100 a week with a painter at an easel (just in case you can’t read  it thru the distress inks).  I don’t know what everyone’s card making process is but I usually start by picking a stamp first and I have also been wanting to use the stamp that I purchased from Paula Best Rubber Stamps.  I love her stamps, you will be seeing more of them right here!  I think I picked this stamp not because I really liked it (which I do) but because I could pair it with the Be an Artist stamp! 

I used the technique that we learned this week from Summer Card Camp called “Fingerinking” but if I shared the secret they would have to kill me LOL!  Not really but……take a look and see if you can figure it out.  It is a lot of fun.

The colors used this week were:so I used the Speckled Kraft with I stamped with Cornish Heritage Farms Pin Dot Scrapblock (they are closed now 🙁   Then I stamped Art Fairy with clear embossing powder on PaperTemptress’s HQ Watercolor  Cotton paper and then “Finger inked” with distress inks which is honestly a lot of fun! Cut out the frame out on my KNK with Red Pepper Thick Columns (the photo doesn’t really show the columns but in real life they add a lot of dimension to the project. I also cut the top piece of the frame from the Canyon Brown Skinny columns.  The pearls were made with Viva’s amazing Pearl Pens.  I have to get more.  I screwed this ones up by touching them when they were wet (don’t you hate it when that happens) but the pearls were really pretty b4 I screwed them up LOL!  I added black crystals to the sides of the frame for a little bling, can’t live without that bling!

I really think this card is going to end up on a canvas, it feels more like a wall hanging to me, what do you think?

Patricia
the PaperTemptress

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