Good Morning Ladies,
We had a light dusting of snow yesterday, it was bitterly cold too. We have lots of ice around as all of the fields and ditches are overflowing with river water, I bet the fields would make skating rings!
Brenda I hope your day at Sutton wasn't too exhausting yesterday xxx
Lilian I hope your workmen are making great progress and I also hope that you aren’t in as much pain today too xxx
This is the Cottage Rose stamp I used on yesterday's card. It is a Stampin Up stamp that has matching dies too.
Today's card was another blended ink background, I used the 'Trapped Emboss Resist' technique.
The final part of the technique is to add white ink all over the background, the problem I had was that the white ink kind of blended with the blue distress ink, so it was never going to be 'true white' but it certainly made the embossed areas stand out more, I'm not sure which part of the process is 'Trapped' though!
To make this inked piece into a card I die cut a star upon which I stamped the 'Happy Birthday' and added that to the card with some Angelina Fibres scrunched behind it, just to add some texture and the fibres catch the light like stars twinkling! I also placed a few AB clear stars around as an embellishment although you can only see them with the light hits them. I cut 1/4 inch mat in white and then adhered it to a matching blue card base.
A little different style card, it would be good for a male or a girl thats not particularly girly!! You could also change the sentiment to You're A Star for a thanks or congratulations card.
I have enjoyed getting my inks out and creating these backgrounds, I feel like I have barely scratched the surface of this weeks challenge, so do we continue for a second week OR start a new challenge and revisit this challenge in a few weeks??? Let me know below.
Make sure you stay wrapped up and warm my lovelies,
Sending my love and hugs to all,