Hi there! Sorry … it has been a few days … but it is harder to get here when the kids are home on holidays. Seems that there is a lot more running around to do … and more movie watching!!! … just generally spending more time with the kids! 🙂 I wanted to show you a gorgeous card that Ness (my wonderful “upline”) sent to me recently! Where does she find the time to be such an inspiration – her cards usually arrive just when I need some special encouragement! This is a new technique she has just learnt and is called “Black Magic”. Check out her website for details on how to do this great technique. YOU can do it … all you need is some whisper white craft ink, black card stock, watercolour pencils & a white signo ball pen. It is such a pretty look … I am going to try it with my new Garden Whimsy stamp set! I just have a picture in my head … and need to get it down onto card!!! :)) Will post my creation as soon as it is done! Oh … And … don’t you just love the scallop border Ness has created? This is done by taking the guide off your corner rounder punch and overlapping (at just the right amount) to create the scallop edge. And then Ness has used her paper piercer to put a hole in each scallop that gives it a pretty brodraise anglais look! Keep watching for my black magic card! Stampin’ Hugs, Andrea
Cardstock colours used: Almost Amethyst, Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red. I have matched my watercolour pencils as close as possible to these colours and added a little “So Saffron” as well. The colour combination was another Colour Coach suggestion.
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