Monday, May 12, 2014


It seems like I haven't been crafting, with nothing on my blog for a week now, but that is not the case.  I created a couple of Mother's Day cards, for my mom and my mother-in-law, but since they check the blog I couldn't post them.  I will soon though.  I have also been working on cutting fabric for a quilt on which I am currently working.  That has been keeping me quite busy.  At any rate, I made a card today, and here it is:

The card is 3 1/2"x5."  I used yellow card stock for the card base.  I then cut some dark brown card stock at 3 3/8"x4 7/8" to use as a mat.  The final layer is some white card stock cut at 3 1/4"x4 3/4."  I then used a stencil from Tim Holtz, called "Rays" to create my background.  I inked over the stencil with three colors of Distress Ink: Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade.

I used stamps from Peachy Keen for my image and my sentiment.  I used the lightning bug and a sentiment from the set called "A Little Light Camping."  I paper pieced the lightning bug and covered the bulb with yellow Stickles, I also covered the eyes and antennae with a shimmery brown gel pen.  The image and the sentiment are both stamped in rich cocoa ink by Tsukineko.  

I made this for the following challenges:
My Craft Spot: inking technique


  1. I love the background you created with your stencil. It works perfectly with your lightening bug!

    Thank you for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  2. The rays look fantastic and the little lightening bug is so dang adorable! Love the yellow stickles, what a great touch!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  3. Wow, I love the sunburst. This is a very cheery card!!! Thanks for playing with The Friday Mashup!

  4. This is truly a burst of sweet sunshine! Your inking is spectacular and I adore that sweet image. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with us at My Craft Spot!

    Hugs and blessings,