Corrrrr Blimey!!! What a fab response to the tellybox shows yesterday! Thanks ever so much to you all for your messages, Tweets, emails etc It warms the heart of my cockles to know that you enjoyed the demo's and the goodies I had picked for the shows. My card today was made using the gorgeous papers and Heartfelt Creations stamps...I just love those browns and cream papers in the Teresa Collins paper pad... very vintage and very me :O)
This is a 6" square card base and I cut some brown Bazzill and a piece of the paper to fit. I always like to edge my card/paper with Distress Ink, this covers up any white cores of the card and makes the edges neater and a little bit distressed. I used Walnut Stain to do the inking around the edge and then stamped the Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur stamp in Black Archival. A zap with a heat tool to set the ink and then I set about colouring the image in using Forest Moss Distress Ink, squidged onto my craft sheet and then painted in using a waterbrush. I stamped the flowers again twice on more of the papers and cut out the little flowers, some are really teensy but I think it is worth the faff to have them on the card. Once cut, I used Walnut Stain DI again and edged these and coloured the backs of the flowers... again, a little attention to detail :O) I used Glossy Accents to dot into the centre of the flowers and then poured Black Soot Distress Glitter over the top and tapped off the excess. I LOVE the Black Soot... muchly!!! I then added a piece of twine and a Fancy Key and couple of the Sparklers/Dazzlers under the flower pile. A sentiment from the Thoughtful Sentiments CE stamp plate and a bit of bling in the form of the pearl swirl and there you have it... uno finished card!
I am blogging later than intended today. This morning it was time for Ferdy to go in for his MOT. I absolutely hate that hour long wait... whilst the mechanic man is prodding and measuring and revving and testing my little car... but... hurrah and thrice! He passed! I loves my car (and I loathes the thought of mahoosive repair bills... just think of all the stash you could get for that!!) Then I spent the day cleaning (I didn't say the H word... hope no one is offended lol) and tidying and sorting and putting away. Anyways, I now have a stack of cardstock cut and ready to diecut for my retreat classes this weekend... tonight I shall mostly be cutting and kitting. I shall away... to cut and kit! Once again, thanks for all your lovely messages and kind support, makes me very smiley happy! Thanks for looking... TTFN