Lately I've been using glossy cardstock (actually glossy photo paper) for my card backgrounds. Water based inks work great on it; just dab some ink on your craft sheet, spritz a little water on it, and swipe the glossy paper thru it. I used a light pink and light brown on my background which is behind the Saharan Screen Card Panel.
The religious words are from the In the Making (Dee's Distinctively) Religious Greetings die set:
I layered a white greeting on top of a light brown one and adhered them to the oval which is from the Sue Wilson Austrian Collection -- Salzburg. I used the same inks on the oval as I used on the background, but I also rubbed on some Creative Expressions Enchanted Gold Metallic Gilding Wax which isn't showing up in the photo but gives the oval a nice shine.
Other dies I used on the card include the Tattered Lace Barley Grass, Dee's Distinctively Mini Doves, and the Frantic Stamper Stitched Rectangles for the frame.
The adhesives I used on the card include: Be Creative 1/4" double sided tape, Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Acrylic Glue (fine tip for gluing word dies and it dries totally clear), and a Couture Creations Turbo Precision Glue Pen (also good for adhering thin die cuts like words). The Couture Creations Glue Pen does not have a tip to it; instead you simply squeeze the pen and tiny dots of glue come out the opening. This is great because you can control the size of the dots by how hard you squeeze the pen.
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