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I Love You to the Moon and Back

Hello Crafters!

It’s Kelly here with my first post of the new year. I’ll be honest this time of year is hard for me. It’s the time when my mojo runs lowest. I think it’s because I love all things brightly colored, flowers, butterflies, what have you. Here in Ohio the weather is anything but bright. In fact it’s 6 degree outside. I realize that it is much colder in other places but it is still awful.

Whenever I struggle with creating I go back to something that made it fun for me when I started. Sometimes it’s coloring other times it’s techniques. Whatever takes the pressure off me to create a completed card and allows me to just play. 🙂

Today’s card was created with a background that allowed me to play.


It’s a pretty simple watercolor background using distress inks. I tried the salt technique but I definitely did not get the look I was trying for. I mean it IS mottled but not near as interesting as how I saw it in my head.  Since that was a no-go I  flicked on some droplets of water mixed with Perfect Pearls to add some shimmery pieces parts. I also added a few little white gels pen dots.

The star adds more glittery goodness. Even though you can’t see it really well. Okay, you can’t see it at all but I promise it’s there. A simple sentiment banner, die cut, and twine pull the card together while letting the background be the star of the show.

Pretty simple card today 🙂

Before you head out don’t forget we have our current challenge going on. The theme is “New to You.” and we sure do hope you’ll join us!!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Hero Arts Stylish Stars Frame Cut Dies

Hero Arts Shoot for the Moon Stamp Set

Ranger Watercolor Paper

Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Perfect Pearls

Doodlebug Twine 

Glitter Ritz

Distress ink: Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry