If there was any shred of doubt in my mind that I'd done the right thing, by giving up my job in London on 5th February last year, it's definitely not there now! I had to go into London yesterday, the same journey I used for work.
Fortunately, I went after the rush hour. At least I missed all the pushing and shoving but, as so frequently happened, my train broke down on the way in and my train home was cancelled!! Nothing changes!
My heart goes out to all those people who can't do what I did and give up working in London!
When I arrived home, I made my lunch, had a nice cup of tea and went into my studio.........Utopia! I made a video and today's card, which surprisingly used four stamp sets.
I started with a card base of Whisper White Cardstock, then a layer of Tip Top Taupe and a top layer of Whisper White. I decorated the top layer using a little flower-type stamp from the Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set and Lost Lagoon Ink.
I adhered a Tea Lace Paper Doily at the top. Using the no. 3 Deco Label Framelits Die I die cut a piece of Tip Top Taupe and then I used the no. 2 to die cut a piece of Whisper White. After I'd adhered the two together with Tombow, I adhered them onto the doily.
I chose two scraps of co-ordinating Tip Top Taupe DSP from the Cherry On Top DSP Stack. Using the cake stamp from the Party Wishes Stamp Set and Tip Top Taupe Ink, I stamped off once then stamped the cake onto both pieces of scrap.
I also stamped the sentiment on to both pieces of cake using Basic Black Archival Ink. I cut the bottom layer of the cake out first.
Then I cut out the top layer but I left quite a lot extra at the bottom so I could adhere the bottom layer on top of it and line up the sentiment.Then I stamped the cake stand using Tip Top Taupe Ink on Whisper White Cardstock and fussy cut it out.
I adhered it in place using Tombow and then painted over it using Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. Then I adhered the cake in place with Dimensionals.
Using my Crushed Curry and Lost Lagoon Marker Pens, I inked the candle stamp from the Party With Cake Stamp Set and stamped five candles.
I punched them out using the candle punch from the Party Punch Pack (this is currently available as a bundle with the Party Wishes Stamp Set). I adhered the candles with Tombow and then painted over the flames with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
I wrapped a piece of the Tip Top Taupe Dotted Lace trim around the card and then adhered it to the card base.
Using Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from the Party Pants Stamp Set and punched it out using the Large Oval Punch and layered it on a scalloped Tip Top Taupe Oval I'd punched out using the Scalloped Oval Punch. I adhered this on the lace trim using Glue Dots.
NOTE: the Party Pants Stamp Set is one of three new free products available during Sale-A-Bration starting on 16th February through to 31st March 2016.
I hope you have a great crafty weekend. Until tomorrow, happy crafting