The challenge this week over at Less is More is to use more than one stamp. Well, for this card I’ve managed three: the flower image, “Happy” and the dotty background. I’ve also just realised that I can enter this months “Tags and Scraplings” challenge over at Virginia’s View. I *just* qualify because the ribbon is recycled (it was originally on a blouse!)
This was one of those cards where everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. Still, the end result was more or less exactly what I’d set out to achieve and as it’s for my oldest friend it’s worth it.
The tag & birthday word (from the Birthday Words set at Miss Kate Cuttables) were cut on my Eclips. The stamped flower was coloured with Promarkers, there’s a close-up of it here (and I did re-do the dodgy petal before I sent it!):
Cardstock: Limetree Crafts, Coredinations Fuchsia Fizz
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Reason to Smile
Inspired by Stamping Fancy Sentiments
Personal Impressions Marion Emberson Designs Polkadot Background PICSA6186
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid
Promarkers: Peony, Fresh Bloom, Pear Green
Doodlebug Designs Enamel Dots
The challenge over at Less is More this week is One Layer, and for once I’ve got myself organised in enough time to take part! This card is for a French friend whose birthday falls this week, and although she isn’t from Paris I know she loves it there so it seemed fitting to try out my recent purchase of some Stampin’ Up! stamps with a French theme.
This was my third attempt! The greeting was stamped using individual letter stamps, and my first attempt saw me mis-spelling “Bon” – you’d never guess I got a B in A-level French, would you? My excuse is the number of years since I took it . . . .
There was lots of masking and inking using my new Hero Arts Blackboard shadow inks which arrived yesterday, before sponging some Distress Spun Sugar over the ticket. Voila!
Cardstock: Anna Marie Designs
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Artistic Etchings,
Crafty Individuals CI-128,
Kirsty Wiseman for Personal Impressions Alpha Script PICSA6276
Inks: Hero Arts Shadow Inks: Black, Charcoal, Soft Granite
Distress Inks Spun Sugar