Well, good evening, everyone. I'd like to share this card with you that I've made today for my Mum on Mother's Day....I'd love to know what you think of it, please.
I haven't stamped for a few years now, and certainly never with polymer or acrylic stamps, so this is a bit of a FIRST for me in several ways.
My dear hubby bought me a Craft Dragon for Valentine's Day so I set it up last night for the FIRST time to use with stamping my FIRST Inkylicious Polymer stamp and Adirondack Cranberry Ink pad. I must admit to having a few attempts before the ink settled but so far, so good!
Next I cut it using Spellbinder die - Labels Twenty - and then for the FIRST time ever, I used my new Ink Duster Blending Brush with Distress Inks - Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet - to colour the edges whilst the die was still in place. I find I am so loving this technique - where have I been...the moon?
Anyway, I then printed a background from MCS Floriography cd out twice on Cryogen White card from Craft Creations and then cropped a section in MCS graphics programme to give a matching self colour for printing on to the reverse of both background pages. I then cut the card shape using Spellbinder - Grand Labels One - once on folded card for the easel base and once again on single card for the front panel. I embossed the front panel using Spellbinders Impressabilities - Butterfly Garden - which I then sanded back lightly. I inked all edges of the card panel with Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet - to give definition.
Now I am a huge Spellbinders fan, but for the FIRST time I bought a couple of Marianne Creatable dies and a couple of delicious Memory Box dies while I was at the Hobbycrafts Show in Glasgow last Thursday, so this card gave me the perfect excuse to use the Memory Box die - La Rue Flourish - and I just adore the intricacy and fine details of it as an accent on my card. I actually wasn't too happy with the first one I cut so I cut another and then used part of the first one as an embellishment under the flower.
I printed text on a piece of the self coloured background card and cut using Spellbinder die - Fancy Tags Two - which I then ink dusted again to use as a sentiment stopper on the base of the card.
Pink Rose from www.wildorchidcrafts.co.uk
Single Pearl Stems from www.jemsdesigns.co.uk
White adhesive gems from crafty stash
Card from www.craftcreations.com
Memeory Box "La Rue Flourish" die from www.oysterstamps.co.uk
Felt within the Heart stamp from www.inkylicious.co.uk
Adirondack Ink Pad from www.inkylicious.co.uk
MCS Floriography cd from www.crafting.co.uk
Thank you so much for visiting and looking at my work, you are all so welcome here.
Haste ye back!
Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x