Monday, May 1, 2017

Swahili Tales

Here's another example of the 'Impressions of Tarnished Foil' technique.  Scroll back to my April 17 post for a link to a tutorial and video.  This card is for my friend Sandy's birthday:  she's a fan of African themes, which is a good thing as I've collected lots of them . . . mainly for her!

It's been awhile since I've added beads to a card, but they're always a favorite method of mine for adding dimension and interest to a layout.  As Africa is an ancient producer of some of the most beautiful beads on the planet, it works to use these on anything with an African theme.  If the photography were better, you'd see them more clearly.  So you'll have to trust me:  in real life, they're beautiful . . .

Cardstock:   Bazzill Raven, Generic Metallic Copper, Blue
Stamps:        Raindrops on Roses Smudge, Art Impressions Background
                           #2, African Woman with Stick, Hanko #9 Africa
Inks:               StazOn Jet Black, VersaMark, ColorBox Black, Encore
Emb Powder:   Pipe Dream Ink Fern Glade, Dove Lake, Bear Rubber
                               Thick Copper, BMuse True Copper
Emb Folder: Sheena Water Ripple
Dies:              Simon Says Sketch Frame, DieNamics Tag Builder
Doo Dads:    Stamp Oasis Heat & Stick Powder, Amy’s Magic glitter
                           Marigold, Karen Foster Loopy Brad: Antique Copper, 
                           colored beads                  

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