Happy Admin Day! – April 27, 2022

Next Wednesday is Administrative Professionals Day and I needed two cards for it.  I decided to use both today’s Sketch Challenge and today’s Watercolor Wednesday Challenge to make my cards.  When I saw the sketch, I started thinking of what I could scatter across my card.

And since I needed an Admin Day card, I started thinking of office supplies. I thought paper clips would be fun and thought maybe I could scatter paper clips across the gelli plate and pull a print. So you can see the paper clips scattered across the colorful layer of gel print. But I thought it needed more than that one layer, so I spread on some black paint and threw down six circles to mask so the paper clips would show through in the circles.  As usual when I take out the gelli plate, I got carried away with experiments and multiple prints.  While I waited for my gel prints to dry, I started on my watercolor.  So much art on so little desk.

Look at that gel print with all the dots.  I can’t wait to use that one!  For the WCW challenge, I enjoyed loosely watercoloring, splattering, sprinkling salt and watching it dry.

My favorite part was of course the big reveal of peeling off the tape.  I chose a silhouette stamp instead of doodling and went with “It’s your day” for the sentiment.  It says “Happy Admin Day” on the inside.

I finished off my Sketch Challenge card by stamping some invoices from a PTI stamp set. I kept the paper clip theme by adding a pretty gold paper clip to secure my “Thanks for keeping us together” sentiment onto the gel print. The sentiment is computer generated using “Tired Panda” font and as always I’m sharing it here if you’d like to use it.  Just right click on the image below and save it to your computer.  If you use it, I’d love to see it, so please tag me @cardsbyjennifrann and #thestampingactuary.

Linking to the following challenge:

Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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