Good Morning Ladies,
We had sunshine yesterday ☀️ which was lovely, boy was it chilly though, it makes such a difference having sun streaming through the windows, mind you it highlights how dirty they are too! 🤣😂
I had a slow morning after another completely sleepless night but I was determined to get into that craft room. I was a little delayed though as I was putting the dishes away after lunch and decided to spring clean the cutlery drawer and the drawer next to it that we keep sharp knives, veg peeler, tin opener in etc, how does so much junk end up in them, I found about 20 elastic bands, clothes pegs, wire ties, a couple of screws, there were about 20 plastic forks from salads etc (that are now in recycling where they belong) I was ruthless and threw out all the blunt knives that we haven't used for years but never get around to throwing out. It took me over an hour but it was worth it, they look so much better now!
So when I finally got into the craft room I decided to create a blended Oxide background with my new Catherine Pooler stamp, I chose Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass inks, I spent a few minutes blending, I set it to one side and sorted my stamp out, got everything ready and got my stamp positioned and inked it up , I stamped and added White Embossing powder. This is when realisation hit me.......... I hadn't used my Anti-static bag!! So instead of a pretty floral corner I have a blizzard on a blue sky!! 🤣😂
Round two, I did exactly the same up to the point of finishing the blending, I then left the piece to dry on the Aga while we ate dinner, I then used my Anti-Static bag all over the inked piece and then did my stamping, added the White embossing powder and heat set, no blizzard this time !! After finishing embossing I flicked some water over the inked background to give more interest. To finish the card I die cut the 'love' sentiment twice, I added clear embossing ink to one and used the same white embossing powder as I used on the card, I repeated the embossing to give a nice glossy finish. I adhered it to the card and added a few white gems, I used a Tim Holtz sticker for the 'sending ' part, bit I don't think I like it, so may try something else. What did I learn....don't craft when you are sleep deprived!! 🤣😂😅🤣
I hope you all manage to stay warm today,
Love and hugs to all of you,