Hi there! Better late than never for the Make-it-Monday challenge.
In the beginning of this project, I wanted the dragonfly embossed in gold and painted with the mixture of Smooches colors against stark white. Unfortunately, I swiped across the paint before it was dry and left a soft smudge. That's when I realized a simple repair could be made using the reverse mask technique. Using a Nestabilities die as my mask, I applied a combination of Ranger's Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters with an Inkssentials foam applicator. Of course, at this point the entire design changed, and I think for the better. One thing lead to another, specifically the gold embossed edges and sentiment stamp. My husband suggested the Kraft mat layer and I mounted it on my favorite color of card stock, Aqua Mist. The Kraft and Aqua Mist combo feels like the beach to me-colors of the sea and sand...I can feel the breeze and smell the salt air as I imagine sitting under an umbrella, reading until I doze off. I love summer!
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