Good Morning Ladies,
Becca has asked me to thank you for her lovely Birthday messages, she had a lovely day Kayaking down the Thames, followed by a yummy looking dinner out in the evening. We are taking her out for lunch today at the Red Lion here in the village, she has been there a couple of times but we are yet to try it, she booked the table a couple of weeks ago, the girls are off too so we there will be 6 of us (luckily) Matt is working and can't get time off sadly. It should ve lovely if the storms that are forecast wait until we are done!
It's so frustrating to see the Covid 19 numbers rising, but I can't say I'm surprised, people have become so complacent, yes it's frustrating that the opening up has been delayed but it is for our own good, look what happened last summer when the government eased lockdown restrictions, we ended up in another lockdown because people went crazy. I think the government would have received criticism which ever choice they made! I personally welcome the cautious approach. (Rant over).
Sophie and Lucy got their invitation to be vaccinated yesterday, they have both booked for next Friday, which is great news.
I made this card last year using the Brand New 'Scripty' Embossing Folder from Stampin Up! I used the folder to emboss a piece of Green card, I placed this piece onto a piece of the same colour card that was 1/8th inch bigger and then onto a 6 x 6 card base. The frame was made using 'SU' Woven Heirlooms ' Dies and Embossing folders. (You get an Oval and Rectangle frame die with matching Embossing Folder for each shape)
I used a Matt Gold card for the frame and corners.
Next I stamped my sentiment in ink to match the background card and placed it in the centre of the card with the frame on top.
I added some foliage and a bow topped with a flower, but I thought the card needed something 🤔 else, after a bit of thinking I decided on corners die cut in the same matt gold card as the frame, i finished those with a tiny pearl to match the one in the centre of the 🌼 flower!
What do you think?? I love it 😍 hahaha
I used the Concorde & Ninth Stamp set that I bought a few weeks ago, taking the Stiped one and stamping it multiple times in different shades of Green Distress Oxide inks. I matted this background piece onto a black mat, then onto a white card base.
I have an old Spellbinders Die set with matching stamps, I used the 'Friend' die to cut two layers, I then adhered them together and pushed the front piece into a Versamark ink pad and them covered with clear embossing powder, I repeated this twice which gives a lovely glossy finish to the die cuts. I then stamped one of the matching stamps to finish the sentiment.
I wanted to keep this card fairly clean and simple so I used my Chinese Rose flower dies to create a simple rolled rose, I coloured the card with matching Distress Oxide before cutting, I rolled three roses and added two leaves in slightly darker shade.
I arranged these in the bottom left hand corner.
I really like how if turned out, it has quite a modern look I think. I hope that you like it too!
I hope those cards give you a little inspiration.
Another warm and muggy day today, storms later on tonight, stay cool my lovelies,
Iove and hugs to all of you