❤Happy Birthday Danielle❤
Good Morning Ladies,
Today is Danielle's Birthday, please join me in wishing her a Very Happy Birthday, I hope you have a lovely day in the sun Danielle xxx
Today's card features Stampin' Up! ' Beautiful Blizzard' stamp set, I just love the sentiments in this set.
To make this card I took a piece of Whisper White card and masked off a panel towards the top of the card using low tac tape and took some Night of Navy ink and blended it off the edge of the masked off area, I then took the stamps from this stamp set and randomly stamped them, using the same ink, changing position of the stamp every time I stamped it.
I dried the stamped area off with my heat tool and then stamped some smaller snowflakes in Versamark and added Silver Embossing Powder and heat set. The silver just adds a touch of sparkle.
Next I stamped my sentiment in Versamark and added Silver Powder and heat set, I die cut this with the Layering Ovals dies, adding a Scalloped mat of Night of Navy card.
Before I added the sentiment I put a strip of Night of Navy Ribbon and topped that with a piece of the Silver foil edged ribbon. I put foam pads on the back of my sentiment and placed it over the ribbon.
I mounted my white card onto Navy, then placed that on a Night of Navy card base that had a mat of silver mirror card on it.
Now my fingers were itching to add a bow or something else at the bottom but my thinking for this card was 'Clean & Simple', so I settled for a few little sparkle gems!
What do you think ??
Frog or Toad.....
Tuesday morning started off calmy, I got up and pottered about, tidying some space in my craft room ready for Sue come and do 'messy play'. I made a cup of tea and sat down for a bit to add some photos of my cards to Facebook, I opened out bedroom window as Milo and Bello were fussing to go out, they can't go through back door as Harley stays in the Utility room and lets just say the two or three of them don't mix. They both went out and I went for a shower. As I came back through the kitchen I heard Sophie scream, I went cold, my heart started racing as I rushed to see what had happened, all I could make out was her crying out 'I stood on it' oh god I stood on it'', I thought she had really hurt herself. Then I saw she wasn't crying in pain, it was mostly laughter, I was about to go into my bedroom but she yelled out for me not to open the door, so I was stood in the hall dripping from the shower, wearing nothing but a towel round my body and another on my hair. I had to go in, so I opened the door slowly and there it was.... a HUGE toad, sat just where I place my feet when I get out of bed!! Sophie had been going in my bedroom to use my deodorant, as usual (most of the time) she was distracted by music on her phone, walked in and placed her foot on the toad, she was rolling about on my bed holding her foot saying how slimey it was! I tried to calm her down so that she could assist me in evicting our visitor, we had removed Milo from the scene as he was totally intrigued by him, giving him the odd poke to get him to hop! How he managed to get it in without harming it is beyond me. The toad was laid with its from 'hands/feet' over it's eyes, which tickled me slightly. I went and fetched the dustpan and brush and gave it to Soph, who's first instinct was to call her twin! She went to go near it and it jumped, so dustpan and brush wasn't going to work, so I fetched a box, Soph was all but useless by now, I placed the flap of the box right up to the toad told Soph to touch its back to get it to hop in the box. I will add that this whole time my heart was racing so hard that my hands were shaking, she couldn't concentrate and the next second the toad hopped over the box and.....under my flippin bed, which is a Divan bed ! There was no way that either of us were going to be able to do anything but wait for Paul or Matt. By this time I needed another shower and a headache pill! I have never been on such high alert while blow drying my hair, drying myself and getting dressed, all the time I was waiting for Mr Toad to poke out its head. I was glad when I was done and could close the door.
Sue arrived which was a welcome distraction, she was as always my Knight In Shining Armour, after Matt got home he lifted the bed and Sue trapped the Toad in a box and gave it to Matt to release into the wilderness that is our back garden, luckily it hopped off into the undergrowth, seemingly unharmed.
Thankfully this left the afternoon for Sue and I to play with alcohol and ink! Sue bought some Sharpie Markers and the glossy paper and we started to play, I started off using Stampin' Blends, I then moved on to using the Re-inkers I use for the Baby Wipe Technique, we both got mixed results, we tried putting the colour onto Cling film, plastic food bags and the most successful was a piece of acetate as it didn't have any creases and folds. I thought I would try adding some dots of my Gold and Silver metallic markers, they worked brilliantly, gives swirls of gold and silver in the blended colour. It was a really fun technique, we both had a good quantity of successful backgrounds that we can make into cards at some point.
I was glad it was a sunny afternoon though as I needed to throw the craft room window open to get rid of some of the fumes from the Rubbing Alcohol, I wasn't expecting that! So always do it in a ventilated area ladies.
Thank you so much Karen for inspiring us to try the technique and Thank you to Sue to for bringing the glossy paper and the Sharpie pens for us to play with and for making the whole experience fun!
So that was Tuesdays fun ! Wednesday was very dull in comparison, but I needed the rest! hahaha.
Have a lovely day ladies,
Love and hugs to all of you,