Monday, 28 March 2016
Just For You
When I'm working on creating cards, I stamp, punch, emboss, die cut, etc. all sorts of bits and pieces that I think might go with my creation. When my card is finished, I'm invariably left with various bits and pieces which I save.
My filing system for my cardstock is a unit of suspension files, one for each colour. Each colour has a plastic folder (open on top and one side) which holds complete sheets of cardstock, a plastic punched pocket (with the punched holes cut off) for all my offcuts and a Ziplock bag for all my stamped, punched, die cut, etc. images in that colour.
Quite often I find these images come in very handy next time I work with that colour because I can see if any of the images are suitable for my new creation.
Of course there is a downside to this! Sometimes, some of the images have been made using products that have since been retired!
I still keep them as I may be able to use them on the personal cards I make for my family and friends. Anyway, back to today's card.
For today's card I wanted to use the Just For You stamp which is from the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) Stamp Set called Botanicals For You because SAB ends in just four days now!
I started with the Timeless Textures Stamp Set to create my background. Although it looks a bit "grungy" it's what I'd call a soft grunge - do you know what I mean?
I stamped the sentiment using Versamark and sprinkled with Gold Embossing Powder, which I then heat set.