I have a card to share with you this morning - at last I seem to be getting back into my groove! I've used a few challenges to make it:
- CAS-ual Fridays - CFC97 to use chevrons and flowers on the card
- Dynamic Duos - DD#47 - love these colours
- Clean & Simple Stamping - FTL235
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - Only You, Beanstalks; Sweet Stamp Shop - Distressed Chevrons
Inks: Versamark; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up! - Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: SU Card - Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler; SU Markers - Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler; Clear and Black embossing powder; White Lustre card; Glossy Accents
I was having trouble with the CAS-ual Friday and Dynamic Duo challenges, but last night I had an idea and I'm pleased that the card has turned out pretty much as I imagined. I stamped the distressed chevrons in Versamark and embossed them with clear powder giving a lovely tone-on-tone pattern. Stamping the flower and cutting it out was a bit tough! I stamped the image in Versamark and embossed with black powder, than I ran it through my Xyron for two reasons; it made it self-adhesive and it strengthened it. I coloured the image with SU markers and then carefully cut it out with my scalpel. I layered the patterned panel onto some Pool Party and adhered it to the card. I stamped the sentiment onto white card, cut it out and added the flag detail. After attaching the flower to the card I applied Glossy Accents to the flower to give a little more definition. For the inside I made a very simply mat in Cherry Cobbler and White card on which I stamped a sentiment.
In hindsight, I think I should have left a white border around the flower as it's a bit hard to see the flower head! It's my wedding anniversary on 22nd April and this is for Jonathan. I don't have to worry about him seeing it early - he doesn't often look at my blog!! Well, he does if I make him :)
I've got a busy day lined up - but fortunately no gardening as it's raining :) :) Oh joy! See, there is a plus side to rain. That's all for now - see you soon.