Saturday, March 29, 2014

Unscripted Sketches 250 Thank You card

Good morning and happy Saturday!

Today was supposed to be my sleep in until my body wakes me morning and do absolutely NOTHING!  I've been crafting up a storm this entire week getting ready for an upcoming event and cannot wait to share it with all of you, but you will have to wait a bit yet!  I love teasers...

When I did wake up at 7:23 a.m. I was pretty amazed that I slept in almost a full 1 1/2 than when I normally wake up.  I got up, made coffee and decided to check in on facebook.  BIG mistake...or maybe not.  I found a post by Susan who is my leader over at Amazing Mold Putty and she mentioned that Unscripted Sketches had it's Saturday sketch up.

I don't know why, but it totally made me want to create a card with it.  So, taking my coffee I headed to my craft room and started looking for inspiration.  I have a 12 x 12 container with all sorts of unfinished or partially finished resin pieces in it and I've made it my goal to USE them and make something with them.  Whether it's a card, layout or a mixed media project, I've got to use them up.  I found this frame that I had poured a while ago and inspiration struck immediately.  The frame was made with a mold using the Amazing Mold Putty, poured with Amazing Casting Resin and Copper Alumilite metallic powder.
I pulled out my Alumidust in Deep Purple and Lt. Green and began working... 
Just dip your dry paint brush in the powder, highlight the area you want covered, spray with water and set with your heat gun!  EASY and no mess. 
I love the shimmer that it gives it. 
I did the same exact thing with the Bronze Alumidust on a piece of white card stock and after setting it with my heat gun I stamped my sentiment with black Stazon directly over the top of it. 
Then I traced around the frame and cut it out.  I also added a heart rhinestone right over the top of my "stamped" heart for that needed bling I always have to have. 
Some quick dry glue to the back of the frame and clamped with my chip bag clamps all from the Dollar Tree, hehehe and it can sit and set up for a minute. 
Now, another one of my goals is to use up some of my store bought embellishments.  Seriously people, I could open my own craft store with all the stuff I have.  I have a big problem when it comes to hoarding crafting supplies, but with that said, I always do have that perfect item. 
So I found these Iron On Rhinestuds from a clearance it possible to iron on paper?  
Let's try...I set my iron (which I had to ask hubby where it was 
since I do not iron anything; he does. What a good man!) 
to wool 5 setting and following the package directions began to iron the studs directly onto my paper. 
Now, back to my stash of resin embellishments, I needed a butterfly and I'm sure I had one or two or three...When I pour molds and I have extra resin, I will pour molds that I have in my stash to not waste the resin.  That's why I have so many embellishments.  
Maybe I should figure out how  NOT to OVER MIX resin. 
I even found a purple butterfly, but that really isn't unusual because purple is my favorite color.
I highlighted the body and a bit here and there with a black sharpie.  Sharpies work fabulous on resin! 
I glued my butterfly next to the rhinestone studs and 
PERFECT match. 

Isn't that just the cutest Thank You card?  I say you can never have too many of them, so I might have to do this again and again using different color paper.  I'm really thrilled with how this card turned out.

Now, if I've inspired you to create a card using this week's sketch from Unscripted Sketches, I've done my job for the day!  
As always, have a great day and God Bless!


  1. AMAZING project!!! Hey I'm just enabling you to use your stash xoxo.

  2. Thanks for the super cool Alumidust tips, too :)

    1. I love to enable and teach when I'm passionate about something. Love the Alumidust!

  3. Hi Brenda and welcome to ABAC team. First, thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Now, I love what you have made for your card. That frame is gorgeous. I haven't come across these products so I'll have to have a google search to source some locally. The Alumidust? Would that be something like Perfect Pearls powders? Cheers, Di

  4. Beautiful take on the sketch - love the inking! Thanks for playing at US!

  5. O WOW, OH WOW!!! Lovely butterfly accent and the mini frame, swoon!Thanks for all the supplies listing, awesome work, so creative!
    Thanks for joining us st Unscripted Sketches this week!


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