And what a time to return!!! She now is designing stamps! And I've been having a lot of fun playing with different techniques, such as water color, Copics, colored pencils...and on and on. So, my first project back is a shaker card.
I used a piece of Tim Holtz water color paper and set out to create a starry sky. I used various colors of blue. Dried in between layers to get the great water color look. After it was totally dry, I used my anti static powder tool to get rid of any static. I then stamped the stars in Versamark ink and used white embossing powder. I then went back and used some metallic gold water color and painted in those stars. The white embossing acts as a dam and the water pretty much stays put. I like the shimmery look it gives.
I then grabbed a circle die and cut a circle in that background piece. This became the shaker window. I backed it with clear acetate and applied foam tape to the back. I filled the window with tiny seed beads in colors of golds and clear. A piece of plain white cardstock covered that to hold the tiny bits in place.
I then created some watercolor in yellows, several layers, then stamping and white embossing the moon. I cut by hand because it was easy and I wanted it right up to the line. I mounted that on foam tape and positioned on the acetate where I wanted it. I then cut out the stars from the cut circle piece and positioned those with foam tape as well. Stamped and embossed the sentiment and cut to create a flag. Added it on foam tape...I love foam tape, lol!