..... I've finally completed my June card for the Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge. Talk about getting close to the deadline!! The challenge for WMSCCC06 -June was to include an elaborate bow. Well, for me including a bow of any description is a bit of a challenge!! However, I think I've done a reasonable job :)
I stamped snowflakes randomly over the base card in varying shades of red and pink. I stamped the large vintage ornament with Versamark and then heat embossed it with clear powder. Next I added ink over the whole image so that the resulting ornament is white and red. I stamped the sentiment in the centre of the bauble and embossed with detail gold - it shows up much better in real life!! I attached some ribbon to the base of the card and hung the bauble from that! My "elaborate" bow is made up of red and white organza ribbons layered over each other and tied. Took me ages to get it looking like this!! But I'm really pleased with the result.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Compliments of the Season, Join Us, Very Vintage Christmas, Vintage Ornaments
Inks: Versamark; Distress - Barn Door, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar
Spellbinders: 2010 Heirloom Ornaments (S4-283) die # 5
Accessories: Card, ribbons and embossing powder from stash
So that's my cards for January - June completed. Lynn will give us details of the July challenge on 10th July - and this time I intend to do them each month! It's far too much of a rush to leave them to the last minute :) If you've not yet joined in the fun - you can find the details here - you do need to join the Forum which is dead easy and lots of fun!
Now before I go - a quick update on the knee. It is very much improved, but the MRI does show a torn cartilage, so I'm having surgery on it in early August. In the meantime, I'm being very careful not to put too much stress on the knee or rotate it too quickly! Also, I've noticed that some new followers - so Hello to Pamela and Eileen!
Right that's all for now - I've put off the ironing for as long as I can but I really need to get some done now. See you all later - hopefully with another card to share.