A three-day work week, yet I'm cheering exuberantly that the weekend is upon us! Oh, how I wish I could replay the fabulous, awesome, and all around delightful past weekend with my family, however, 'tis not the case. Rather, I'll be up to my eyeballs in Christmas card and tag making, working fervently to get a stash for my mom. I have so many ideas, and given the plethora of NBUS I've accumulated over the past very short while (Mr. Visa has been exercising far, far too hard!), I'd best get crackin' so everything makes at least one debut.
My card today, however, is a deviation from my Christmas card only diet (one does need to 'cheat' now and again), for the current Uniko Studio Challenge #15~Texture, plus
Just Add Ink #240~Texture is also one of my destinations, as is a 'first time' visit to this challenge -
Stempelküche-Challenge #7: Strukturpaste, where my amazing uber-talented friend, Julia is a DT member.
As you'll see, one of my 'textures' is obvious: embossing paste. What's also obvious is that I need a whole lot more practice using it! The TH stencil I chose was tricky to work with...so I'll blame 'him' for a bit of 'messy.'
My second 'texture' technique comes from none other than our creative Jennifer, McGuire, who showed us, in her video here, how to wield a white Prismacolour pencil and a white eraser to add highlights, dimension and texture to stamped images. While the 'blending' of the white onto my Uniko Beautiful Bloom is difficult to see in the photo, the real life version is quite pretty. An easy 'to do' that certainly adds a 'special touch'.
Here's my card...
Before you go, a photo my sweet niece, Ms. T! Yes, I'm biased Aunty C, but I think she's adorable! You can see why visiting her, and her brother, Mr. C (photo of him down the road), brings sparkle to my life. Love you, Ms. T!!
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!