I made this card using a Teesha Moore "House" stamp (see previous entry for link to this stamp series on her site). I printed the stamp with Ranger archival sepia pigment ink. This card really is quite busy with embellishment. Meant it to be higher contrast and simpler but didn't want to stop adding textures and shine. Details with embossed star scrapbooking paper (Michael's), embossing powder (Kalidoscope from Stampendous) with a Versamark watermark pen. Circular stickers are "peel & stick gemstones" from Scrapbookin' Kids (Michael's). Other details with Tsukineko Brilliance pigment ink and Staedtler aquarell pencils. My newest addition to my toolkit is Plaid "All Night Media" liquid embossing fluid. It comes in finetip 1.1 oz bottles and 6 neutral/metallic colors. A little to thin too control like you can the Ranger Glossy Accents but good for looser raised glossy effects. Clearanced at Michael's, how could I resist? The "clear glass finish" on the measuring tape is where I used it.
At first I was going to call this card "princess" because the image ended up looking like a princess confined by her "notions" (please forgive the button pun). Then, when I continued to think about being confined inside and the "magic night" I came up with "Buttoned Up Tight in the Magic Night". To me it is the protected "princess" part of myself that fears the deep, wild magic of the unknown. Or maybe it is just the optimist part of myself looking out into the night and wondering what the pessimist part of myself will say next to rattle her cage. Of course "reality" lies in the balance between these two extreme world views. A bit overcast today. The perfect weather for a fairytale.