Election Day

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Today is election day and I decided that today I would not turn on the television unless it was to watch an uninterrupted movie on HBO or Showtime. I am so tired of all the political advertisements I thought this would be a good time to give up television. I am truly ready for it to be over regardless to whom my President might be. It all comes with the joy of democracy in America!
 
Anyway by making this decision I found myself with extra time and a lot of quiet time. I did not know that my tele' was such a distractor.  Well I used this extra time to play with paper and somewhat organize my studio. During this organization I have proven to myself that I need more space because I seem to constantly collect things, although I have not been turned in to that TV show called "Hoarders Buried Alive" (smiles).
 
Here is a card I created after following a tutorial I thought was rather interesting.
 
I saw this technique on Youtube University and decided to try it out. It turned out better than I thought it would but of course there were lessons learned.
 
The poinsetta was stamped and embossed in gold. 
 
Then using a Versamark Pen I filled in the leaves before I embossed them using green embossing powder. 
 
Lesson Learned: Color small parts at a time so the pen doesn't dry to fast.
 
You repeat this process with the floral pieces and you end up with a beautifully embossed poinsetta.
 
Lastly you can use a pen to highlight or outline the image if you accidently emboss over the lines.
 
Lesson Learned: Stamp and emboss the outline in black to make it easier to see.
 
 As usual I have started to use my scraps to spruce up the inside of my cards. I am finding that the recepients are enjoying seeing the insides as much as the outside. BTW: The DP was My Mind's Eye.

 
 

5 comments:

MaxineD said...

Beautiful card, Lesia, and thanks for the comments/tips about the technique :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Glenda Atkins said...

Love the sweet poinsettia you used- I also love the wonderful papers and your fab design! Beautiful card!
hugs
glenda

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card I love the poinsettia and the layout is beautiful. Caroline xxx

Sheila H said...

Beautiful card - thanks for the tips!

Scrappin Sista said...

Beautiful card!!

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