I feel like I'm beginning to get back to normal! Yesterday I still felt pretty rough but improved greatly as the day wore on and the antibiotics did their work!
After we had
enjoyed a quiet relaxing dinner last night, I came up to my craft room and created
I cased it from a card I've seen in the new catalogue but I've used totally different stamp sets.
Three of the four stamp sets I've used for this card are being carried forward - the one that isn't is Circle of Spring.
Basic Black Archival Ink, I started by stamping the flower pot, which
is from the Sitting Here Stamp Set, onto a piece of Whisper White
After I'd finished
colouring the first image I'd stamped, I painted a small Crumb Cake area around the base of the
pot to ground it - so far, so good!
Then I felt I wanted to "edge" the
main image so I painted around the image using my Soft Sky Marker Pen.
It looked OK but I didn't think it looked great!
For the second attempt, I started by stamping the Whisper White
CS first, using the splatter stamp from the Touches of Texture
Stamp Set, and Sahara Sand Ink.
I stamped off three times, and this gave me the depth of colour I was
looking for, and therefore I stamped a
fourth generation image.
The amount of times you'd need to stamp off depends on how
moist your ink pad is.
I suggest you do what I did to begin with, which
is, stamp off on a scrap of paper and count how many impressions you
need to get the right depth of colour you'd like.
painted my flowers, leaves, pot and grounding using the following
Marker Pens: Sahara Sand (pot), Crumb Cake (grounding), Old Olive, Rose
Red, Pink Pirouette and Sweet Sugarplum.
I die cut the image using the
second smallest circle Stitched Shapes Framelits Die, and layered it
onto a scalloped circle die cut with size 5 of the Layering Circle
I adhered the two together using Tombow.
took a strip of Whisper White CS and stamped a light Sahara Sand
background on it in the same way I did for the main image.
Then I stamped the sentiment
from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set, using Basic Black Archival Ink.
took a strip of Sweet Sugarplum about the same size and fishtailed both
put my card together, I started with a card base of Sahara Sand CS,
with a middle layer of Whisper White CS, and a top layer of Sahara Sand CS.
Using Basic Black Archival Ink, I stamped the wreath stamp from the
Circle of Spring in a central position towards the top of the top layer.
Then I adhered the three layers together using Tombow, and then
adhered the main image using dimensionals.
I adhered the sentiment
strips together wusing Tombow, and then adhered them to the card front using Dimensionals.
added a bit if bling by adding three Rhinestones in a row along the
bottom of the Sweet Sugarplum strip.
stamped about a quarter of the wreath stamp onto a piece of Whisper
White CS in the bottom right hand corner, and, after allowing it a few seconds to dry, I adhered it inside my card.
That's about it today. I hope you're enjoying thi wonderful Easter weekend. Until tomorrow, happy carfting.