This was a quick card I made a couple of days ago to show my friend who wants to make some cards for a sale of work. The idea is originally Clare's (Littlebear), thanks Clare. She made a lovely card the other day by inking her stamps and stamping on her card. She also scored round each side with her score-bug and added cut out leaves. If you look at Clare's blog you will see that her card is much nicer than mine. I used my Ultimate (Crafter's Companion) to emboss lines top and bottom and inked my image and sentiment stamps with brush markers. I'm not usually so minimalist but I know that people will not pay a reasonable amount for a nice card at a sale of work. But they will pay more for rubbish from a shop. Need to watch I don't fall of my soapbox lol!! I was in a shop recently with a friend who was looking for a child's birthday card and I couldn't believe how much it was for the simplest card. Guess I haven't looked at cards in shops for a long time.The next card is what I have been making today on a miserable wet day. I don't think the rain has ever stopped. I'm not sure my dogs have dried out since their walk and it will soon be time to go out again. I used the lovely sketch from Sketch Saturday and rotated it to fit the image better. I masked this lovely Tilda in Cherry Dress so that she could sit on a bench. I haven't done much masking so I was quite pleased with how she turned out! I watercoloured her. I've rounded all the edges except the base card. The flowers have been cut out using my new EK Success flower punches and popped on with sticky pads for a bit of dimension. I glittered them plus the cherries on Tilda's dress and the ornaments in her hair with a Sakura glitter gel pen. Pity you can't see the glitter but it is not a bright enough day for good photos. I sewed round all the edges with my mini sewing machine. I am getting used to doing this now - not good at it just used to doing it!! I inked all the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Ribbon, brads and sparkly jewels are from my stash.
Challenges I am entering:-
Sketch Saturday:- The great sketch.
Just Magnolia:- Image and ribbons and bows.
La La Land challenge:- Bling.
A Spoon Full of Sugar:- Distressing.
Hope you like, think I will think about my next challenge now before I make tea and walk the dogs. I think it will be a very short walk as it is still raining. My old dog won't complain and I don't think the other one will either! I'm off out tonight to make cards with friends. Yesterday afternoon I was making cards with some other friends. Hard work but someone's got to do it.
See you soon,
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