I did plan to post this on Sunday,I think I was being a tad over ambitious as its now Tuesday! No more Christmas cards for this week anyway,I've had my little Christmas flurry and it was time for something else, although I do have the Christmas digi's that I won that I must try out as they are fab.I also have a plan to make a few cards for some birthdays this month including my sister and a baby card so I need more practice as I've no idea what I'm going to do yet. Especially the baby card as dont have the materials to do this and have been searching for a cute 'baby card' digi... as yet I've not found 'the one'...I'm not sure what it looks like but I will know it when I find it.
I went for a bright sunny theme for this card, given the rain and thunderstorms we have had I thought it would bring some sunshine...it's a thank you card for my husband. I used to frequently buy him cards, (not always for any specific reason other than to say hello or I love you) but since I started card making he has missed out,they have been too girly or not quite right, so this was to say thank you and remind him that he is not forgotten in my new crafty world... it's still a bit feminine but I think I get away with it as its not pink...just!...he seemed to like it.
I've also learned that gel pens and shiny paper is not a good mix..the card had initial only three flowers and was quite a simple design; but I hadn't noticed the ink wasn't dry when I was gluing the bow on and I smudged the ink used for the faux stitching on both the top and side panels... arghhh,some punched flowers to the rescue,add a few more pearls...and all hidden out of site (but I know its there!)
My stamping technique needs some more practice its the biggest stamp I've used so far and I struggled to stamp it properly. I must have had a dozen attempts before I finally stamped one that didn't have bits missing...I should have a day of just stamping to practice, it was getting very frustrating with it going wrong,thankfully I got there in the end. Anyway I'm already planning my next card, its a sketch, I often struggle with what to do,so I love sketches, I've chosen the papers etc and the stamp, so just need to put it all together...hopefully I will get it finished later tonight,this week I'm only working late 2 nights so aim to make the most of it while it lasts, as next week its back to feeling like I never leave work!
'A whole bunch of love'
I made this card using the following
- white square base card
- kraft card layering -Papermania
- yellow gingham paper - Magazine freebie 'Raspberry Road designs luxury paper pack'
- Stamp and sentiment - Popcorn the Bear -Coloured with promarkers
- yellow/orange paper -layering
- punched flowers -with added pearls
- satin gold/yellow ribbon bow
- gold heart pin
- faux stitching -black gel pen
Challenges I would like to enter this