Friday, August 1, 2014

W2SB #8: The Movement from Darkness to Light

Hi, everyone!

When Bobbi suggested Allan Bloom's quote for this month's Words 2 Scrap By challenge, I had mixed feelings. As a professional educator, I LOVED the sentiment. As a crafter, I had no idea how to translate these words into a card.

My first thought led me to Internet searches for light bulb stamps, but I didn't find quite what I was looking for... even though I had no idea what that was.  :)

Then my thoughts went to Distress Inks. So, I tried to apply what Tim taught us in our CREATE classes. And, the card below was born.... following several practice blending attempts.  :)

Stampin' Up! Wildflower Meadow background punch in StazOn  ink on watercolor paper
Distress Inks (dusty concord, peacock feathers, scattered straw) blended with Ranger tool
Distress Ink core paper (mustard seed); Recollections black
computer-generated sentiment; Martha Stewart butterfly punches
Hero Arts/Mark Richards crystal gems colored with black Sharpie
3L black photo corners

My dearest friend in the world is beginning her 33rd year as a professional educator. Linda is now the high school principal at a K-12 all-in-one school in Northeast Ohio. So, this card is going to Linda to wish her all the best as she starts the 2014-2015 school year.

Parting Thoughts

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin'! Hope you will link up a card for this month's education-inspired W2SB words.


  1. Oh, Sybrina, this card is lovely. That color blending is spot on!

  2. Linda will treasure this always, Sybrina! What a beautiful design for an educator!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Love the color wash technique that you used fro this card. Great background!! Thanks for taking me on the ride for!!!