Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Something a little different...
Good Morning Ladies,
Something a little bit different from me today, I saw the Altenew Wild Fern stamps featured on a card and fell in love with them, what I didn't realise how tricky they are to line up!! They have 3 very intricate layers, some worked first time, others were just a hair out but my goodness it shows, I totally love them though, I think they look quite realistic too.
I stamped them with Lemon-Lime Twist, Pear Pizazz and Old Olive (light to dark). I may order some of the Altenew inks to try too, do any of you have them??
After I had stamped my three layers I then die cut the ferns with the matching dies (phew no fussy cutting)!! Lol !!
I cut my card base to 5 1/4 X 4 1/8 inch and blended some of the Pear Pizazz ink over the card base, I then sprayed a little water into the lid to mix with some Old Olive paint, loading my water brush and tapped it so that fine dots flicked over the background.
I then arranged my die cut ferns around the card, so that they overhung the edges, once they were stuck down I used my large Tim Holtz scissors to trim any die cuts overhanging the edge of the card.
To finish the card I die cut the 'Thankyou' die and layered it up, and stuck it straight onto the background. I then stamped the 'For Your Kindness' in versamark, added white embossing powder and heat set, I then cut this down to a small rectangle.
I think the black sentiment gives a striking look !
As I said its something different, I think its growing on me though!
I spent most of the day playing about with different things in my craft room, sadly them only thing that I made was a MESS!! I tidied a space later on to sit and make todays card though, but will need to go in and clear away again in the morning, why am I such a messy crafter?!
Not much on the cards for me today, sadly Sue is poorly so she isn't coming over, so I will be crafting on my own, maybe I will get more done though, fingers crossed!
I hope that you all have a lovely day however you are spending it,
Special Hugs to Brenda, Pat & Pete and anyone else feeling under the weather,
Love and hugs to all of you,