01/02 A Fond Farewell

Happy New Year!! I'm excited about the Fond Farewell Party I am planning for Tuesday, January 13 from 6:30pm - 9:30 and Friday, January 16 from 9:30 am to 2pm. I've picked my top five favorite retiring sets to highlight at this event and this card is one of the five designs that we will be creating! Isn't it pretty??

This card uses a technique called Direct to Paper. That's where you take your ink pad and rub it directly over your paper giving you a fabulous distressed look instantly! This card also highlights watercoloring . . . ever so easy with an Aqua Painter!

So, are you curious which retiring sets are my Five Favorites? Well, they are: Merry & Bright, Wonderful Words, A Light Unto My Path, With Gratitude, and Summer by the Sea. I also picked my favorite background, Canvas, to use on the Gratitude card.

Please RSVP by January 11 for the Tuesday night event, and by January 14 for the Friday morning session. The cost will be $15 for 10 cards. You can select a hand crafted card from my stash when you bring an item to donate to our local food shelf. Bring three or more items to the food shelf and select two hand crafted cards. Hope you can join us!

Supplies I used on this card:

Stamps: With Gratitude, Canvas
Paper: Really Rust, Garden Green, More Mustard, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Brown, Garden Green, Really Rust, Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Dimensionals