Good Friday Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all well and looking forward to the weekend, I know that I am, this week seems to have been really long.
I had a lovely, therapeutic afternoon yesterday, I sat with my feet up in the lounge colouring the stamped image on the first of the cards above, I think it is one of the most relaxing of all the craft techniques, you can just switch off, I did have Craft TV on in the background but I have found that the presenters seem to irritate me of late so I just ended up switching it off! I wish they would just let the Crafters Craft, I know that they have to sell but we don't need the constant stock updates! (Rant Over) !
Next Week's Challenge
For your next Challenge I would like you to take One Stamp/Die set and make two completely different cards from it.
Just like I have done above, the first card I stamped the image and coloured it with pencils then I matted it onto card that was similar colours to the flowers on the card. I was really pleased with how this card turned out, so bright and cheerful.
The second card was made by stamping the image with Versamark (clear) ink and adding white embossing powder and heat setting.
TIP: When heating Embossing powder on vellum you must heat only until the powder melts, don't be tempted to do another pass for luck! If you overheat the powder it can crack off!
To finish the second card I mounted the stamped vellum onto a piece of deep pink (Lovely Lipstick) card using little white brads, I added some matching ribbon with a tag with the greeting stamped on it, I popped it onto a white card base and added a bow for finish!.
I can't wait to see what you all come up with for your 1 stamp/Die 2 Ways Challenge.
I hope that you all have a lovely weekend,
Love and hugs to all of you,