Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that this chilly Tuesday morning finds you well, for those of you that aren't gentle hugs are on their way! xx
Today's card is the card I made for Karen's Birthday, I tried something completely different for a change. I had some points left at the end of the SU year that can't be transferred so I used them to buy the 'Large Letter Dies', they arrived in perfect time for me to use them to make Karen's card.
I die cut three of each letter and laid one set on my stamp mat, I then gathered lots of small flower stamps from various Stampin'Up stamp sets, including: 'Happy Birthday Gorgeous', 'Jar of Love' and 'Beautiful Bouquet'. I decided to use 'Peekaboo Peach' as the accent colour and chose a few different complimentary colours to use to randomly stamp the letters.
I masked the top of the letters off to give a different look and then randomly stamped the bottom, trying to cover as much white area as I could, someone stamps even overlapped.
I then mounted the three lots of letters on top of each other leaving the 'Peach' one until last and then ever so slightly offset it to give a 'Drop shadow' effect.
I mounted the letters onto a piece of White card that I had embossed with the 'Tied Together' Embossing Folder, then added to a 7x5 base card matted with a piece of 'Peekaboo Peach' card. Lastly I punched two borders using the Stampin'Up! 'Ribbon Border Punch' and topped that with some narrow white ribbon.
I think I will use this method again as it is a nice way to personalise a card.
Margaret is sadly unable to make it to the NEC on Friday so we have a spare ticket if anyone fancies joining us, just let me know.
Janet I hope that your journey has been smooth so far and that you arrive in good time later today, I imagine the first job will be to light a fire, time for you to relax and enjoy a few days of peace and quiet, I do hope Jim is on the mend too. XXX
I'm going to prepare another tutorial today for videoing, so wish me luck!
Love and hugs to all,