|Photo by Sean Stratton on Unsplash|
People of a certain age have much more difficulty with programs like Facebook and Instagram then you might think. I struggle with both. I have somewhat mastered Facebook and still have work to do on Instagram. I decided to use this challenge and the 100 days project on Instagram as motivation to accomplish both challenges. In the 100 Days Project you post your creations each day for 100 days on Instagram. I used some of the creations I made for this challenge as the subjects for Instagram posts and motivation. It was a win win. This has gotten me to post my work on Instagram on a regular basis and that should help promote my jewelry and cards. This will be a real life experiment for me.
|Photo by David Clode on Unsplash|
This challenge allowed me to take time to create with a beautiful swallowtail stamp that I had never used. I also discovered a wonderful tutorial that shows how to create stunning black and white cards with the stamp. Even if you don't have this stamp, the technique that was used can be applied to many large stamps. The tutorial shows the card being made with black ink on white paper and I loved the look so I used the color palette on my card.
|Thank You card by BayMoonDesign|
|Wedding Card by BayMoonDesign|
The same card with Congratulations stamped on it, is perfect for a June wedding. I have also made this card as a sympathy card by adding the text "With Sympathy".
|Thinking of You card by BayMoonDesign|
I was interested to see how the butterfly stamp would look with white craft ink. I like how the white craft ink looks with brown card stock. It has a totally different look--much more earthy and less formal. It reads "thinking of you" on the front and is blank on the inside so that you can add a personal note. This thinking of you card can be used as a sympathy card, get well card, breakup card, or note card. Both cards make add nicely to my Online shop. I am eager to try another color palette. I have been thinking of some pink on pink but I haven't found the time.
|Handmade Mother's Day Card from 4 month old grandson|
|Vintaj Embossing plates and butterfly blanks|
|Vintaj Embossing plates and embossed butterflies|
|I used a Swellant Patina on these butterflies.|
|blanks painted with Ranger patina|
|necklace component by BayMoonDesign|