Good Monday Morning Ladies,
I hope that you all had a lovely weekend, ours was very relaxed, which was just what we both needed.
We are supposed to be going back over to Essex to clear Mum's house but with them being on Tier 2, we can no longer mix with any of my siblings in Mum's house, lord only knows how we are going to get it sorted, our only option at the moment is to go as planned but all wear gloves and masks, my two sisters are checked regularly for their jobs. They may just have to manage without me.
We are trying to be 'Super Cautious' right now as we have asked for Paul to be on a cancellationist for his surgery, we don't want to take any risk of either of us catching Covid.
Today's card was the result of my Sunday afternoon craft session! I saw a version of this card on Pintetest and thought I would give it a go.
I took a piece of card that measured about 4 inches wide by the width of A4 (i did trim a little off sides at the end). I die cut the Star I used and placed it where I wanted it on my card, I then took a pencil and very lightly marked each point of the star. I took a piece of scrap card and cut a triangle that was 2cm tall at one end going down to a point at the other, this created my mask/template for my sunburst technique. See below ...
It doesn't need to be any particular size to be honest. To create the sunburst effect I placed the point (narrow end) of my triangle just over the pencil marks I made on the points of the 🌟 star and started blending the Night of Navy ink, I made it darkest on the first section and then got lighter each time, I did a lighter strip either side of the darkest and then did same for each point of the star. After three lots of Night of Navy strips I used Soft Sky ink to blend out the remaining white areas. Next came the sentiment and Flourish of stars, I stamped both in Versamark and added Silver Embossing powder and heat set. The finishing touch was the die cut Star, I tried different combinations of Navy and silver, asking Karen's expert opinion too, she agreed with my number 1 choice of Navy with Silver detail, finished with a clear gemstone. So this is my 'Sparkle & Shine' (Masculine) Challenge card.
I hope to play in my craft room some more today, Paul is on earlies, so we'll be up at 5am, well alarm goes off at 4.45am 🥺🥱😫! Paul always brings me a cup of tea, which generally has me wide awake!
I think that we are all in for some rain this week, it makes the day's so dark, which makes us so much more aware that the dark days of Winter are upon us.
I hope that you all have a lovely day,
Love and warm hugs to all of you,