57 minutes ago
Sunday, 13 March 2011
Pretty in purple
Today's card has actually taken me 4 days to get finished!! I know a lot of you ladies knock up a card in an hour or so, but I simply can't do that! I think it's because when my back pain is niggling I just can't concentrate properly, but having made this one from scratch - including the paper, I'm rather pleased with the finished article. As I said, I made the paper myself, using a versacolour ink pad in a shade that I love. I used it in a similar way to distress inks - splodged it on my heatproof mat, added a spritz of water, and then wiped my paper over it in various directions. I then stamped over it with a set of clock based stamps - sorry, I can't remember who they're by, and a music score stamp from Whimsy. The 'Wishes' stamp is also from Whimsy, and I cut it out using the matching die - I'm loving these! The flower is made with some matching purple card, and a layer cut from my dp. Ribbon is seam binding which I've dyed by spritzing with distress ink mixed with water, and the little tag was punched, and then I stamped the sentiment on, again using the matching ink pad. Ooops! Sorry, I forgot to mention that the image I've used is a Ching Chou Kuik from Crafts & Me, called Midnight Waiting, and I've again coloured it with Distress Inks - I'm really into these now.
Hope you like it, and have all had a wonderful weekend with hopefully a bit of crafting time.