Added Tues 28th Feb: I am so excited to be chosen as an Artist Top Pick over at HSS for this card. I just love being able to add a winner badge to my blog post. 😀 It is such a thrill. Thanks to all the girls at Hand Stamped Sentiments for their lovely encouragement! 😀
Hi there bloggies!
Isn’t it a beautiful day! Well … it is here in our little part of the world. Yes … it is the last week of summer & finally summer has arrived! Not HOT HOT HOT … but it is going to be quite warm … and I plan to have a swim in our very neglected pool today! 🙂 We have a busy weekend … including an early b’day family lunch (tomorrow) for moi … before Gav’s sister & hubby return to Vanuatu next week. It is nice that they wanted to celebrate my milestone with me! 🙂 I have another wedding to ‘take a peek’ at this arvo … and dinner tonight with friends! Gav has to spray the blackberries. (Noxious weeds dept require it … and while the weather is sunshiny … it is a good time to do it!) Anyway … enough rabbiting … here is yesterday’s card … (Yes I didn’t get here to post it … so I am thinking I might do 2 posts today! 😉 )
This card was created for the latest Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge. My first inclination was to do the ‘ink to stamp block’ technique … but after reading the details of the challenge I thought I might do something a little different! I punched some vellum squares and then coloured them with markers. Now … I am sure that you are wondering … why didn’t I just stamp the backgrounds using a flat (no image) stamp??? But … I did want the scalloped look … and the coloured vellum does have a nice texture to it! Click on pic below to visit challenge site!
It was so nice to make a pretty card! I have had so many male b’day cards to make lately (I still have another one to go!) … that this was a breath of fresh air! 🙂 I love the colour combo … and the richness of the ink on the vellum! I need to clean up my stamp/work desk … so I better keep moving! Thanks for all you lovely comments that are waiting for me … I will go and reply to those before the spring clean! 😀 (Priorities!) Have a lovely weekend, everyone! Hugs xxx