Good Morning Ladies,
Please join me in wishing our lovely Sue a Very Happy Birthday 🎂, I hope you have a lovely day Sue, I look forward to celebrating with you sometime soon my lovely xxx
Talking of Birthdays did you all see the Celebrations for Captain Tom Moore, how emotional, it was so heartwarming to see. Did you also see how many cards he has be sent, did you look for yours? hahaha, I'm pretty sure they said it was around 120,000 cards.
Here we are at the end of another week, it barely seems a couple of days since Janet was saying it was 'swear word' day!!
I was confused as I thought that we were having a Bank Holiday this weekend, forgetting that it has moved to Friday to celebrate VE Day, not that there will be much in the way of celebrations, it will be nice to have a long weekend though.
Your Next Challenge
For this next Challenge I would like you to 'Make your own Backgrounds'.
You can use whatever method you like to create your Background, whether it is using an Embossing Folder, Distress inks, masks/stencils, you can create your own 'Caught in Crystal' type backgrounds.
You could also use the Resist Techniques, makes textured backgrounds with Embossing Pastes/powders.
For my first Challenge card (above) I chose to simply Stamp my background, using a new stamp set that I got a few weeks back called 'Very Versailles' (pictured below)
I stamped the Script stamp to add some detail around the edge of my card using 'Crumb Cake' ink, I then stamped the leafy vine in Old Olive over the script. To finish the background I added that border stamp to opposite corners and embossed them with gold embossing powder. I edged the card in Gold Gilding wax, just a light touch. For my Focal Element I used a die set called Woven Heirlooms which has a matching pair of Frame die and matching Embossing Folders, they create the most beautiful frames and lovely ornate stamps. I die cut the Rectangle Frame and embossed it, I then used some Gold Gilding wax to pick out the detail of that pretty embossing. I stamped one of the sentiments in that set and embossed that with Gold Embossing powder, to add some extra detail I stamped lightly over the embossed sentiment with the script stamp and touches of the foliage top and bottom. I centred the frame over the stamped sentiment and adhered it with foam pads.
I backed this front piece onto some Old Olive card which I also added a touch of gold gilding wax around the edge. I mounted the whole thing onto a Very Vanilla card base.
I actually really like how it turned out.
I look forward to seeing what you all create for this Challenge.
Take care and I hope that you all enjoy the weekend.
Love and hugs to all of you,