Thursday, 12 April 2018
A different look for me....
Good Morning Ladies,
Today's card is a bit of a different look for me, it was the result of a 'experimenting with Distress Oxides' session, I was finding it hard to concentrate on Tuesday, mostly due to tiredness and felt miserable with this infection, I find just playing with inks and stamps quite therapeutic, so while Sue was beavering away making a birthday card I was making a big mess!
Today's card started with me inking up the Justrite Secret Garden stamp with Versamark ink, this is where a stamping tool comes in so handy as the Justrite background stamps are huge. I then stamped onto the back of a piece of Centura Pearl card, (mainly because I remember Sheena Douglass saying that the back of Centura pearl was really good to taking ink techniques with out getting soggy and falling apart), I added some white embossing powder and heat set. I then decided to add the ink straight over my embossed background using the Blending tool, I started at the bottom with Worn Lipstick, then Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey and finished with Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks, they blend so easily. I then waited a while before buffing over the top with a soft cloth to remove any ink from the White Embossed areas. I then added a tiny black mat and die cut 2 of the Stampin'Up! Happy Birthday' dies, I put one on my craft mat and covered it with Versamark and then covered it with embossing powder and heat set, the result is a lovely glossy sentiment, I glued the two die cuts together to raise them off of the card. I then added some narrow black ribbon and finished with a bow.
It was lovely to see you pop in yesterday Val, I'm so pleased you did as the longer you leave it the harder it gets. Plus we really missed you sweet friend. I truly believe in the saying 'a problem shared is a problem halved'. There have been many occasions that someone has discussed a problem only for someone else to offer information as they have been in the same situation. We all have everything crossed for your sweet Daughter In Law. XXX
I can't believe that the 2 weeks of Easter Holiday are almost over, it went so fast, I love having the girls home, they are usually doing there own thing somewhere in the house but its just nice having them around, we often meet in the kitchen while they are on their frequent 'refuel' trips!
I hope you have a lovely day ladies,
Love and hugs to all of you,