23 hours ago
Sunday, 20 February 2011
Hi there peeps
This is the first card I've made in what seems like ages, that I didn't feel under pressure about - ie., it's not for any particular occasion, I made it just for the fun of it, and I'm REALLY pleased with how it turned out.
The image is called Vanessa and is from Crafts and Me. I cut out the base card using one of my XXL Go Create dies. Because you need to leave a little bit of the card uncut so that the card holds together it rather spoils the shape, so I then cut the shape one more time in white card, which I then coloured and stamped with Distress Inks to give me my background. After this I stamped it again with the edge of a stamp from Stempelglede , and glued it to the card base. I cut the same shape in a smaller size, and then coloured that with the same Distress Ink (Victorian Velvet), then stamped it with a text stamp from HOTP which I've had for ages. The torn newspaper effect paper is a stamp from Whimsy and you can get it from Quixotic Paperie. I distressed the edges of everything with Walnut Stain, then added a strip that I'd punched with my newest MS punch. There are a couple of hearts on there cut with Nesties, the large dragonflies are a Magnolia Doo Hickey die, and the small one is another MS punch. Flowers from WOC.
I hope you all like it as much as I do.