I am very proud at the moment. Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine feature me as subscriber of the month in their subscriber special pages. 🙂
It is one of my favourite mags, always full of ideas and tutorials. I also love going on their website to download free papers or just simply for more ideas. If you want to try it here is the link http://www.cardmakingandpapercraft.com/.
As a ‘thank you’ I got some lovely goodies, and the stamp I used for today’s cards was one of those: it is Faye Whittaker ‘All Our Yesterdays’ by Joanna Sheen Rubber Stamps. As you will see, just as well that I live in Hoylake an old Victorian Seaside Resort. Those of you who remember the TV programe ‘Candi Cabs’, the one with the pink taxis, … which was screened a couple of years ago … it was filmed right here on my doorstep … almost, more like around the corner by the new Lifeboat Station.
Enough now of promoting Hoylake as a tourist resort, here are the cards:
easy, quick and straight forward. I used chalk to colour the image and then sprayed the image with shimmer spray, which gives it a pearlised look. I added the feather to give the card a light and airy feel.
For this card here I sprayed the background with homemade shimmer inks and finished it off with distress inks around the outside. I used the same inks to slightly colour the flower. The stamped image in this card is more of a background feature. To make my shimmer ink sprays I used Stampin’UP!’s peach parfait and pear pizzazz ink refils and frost white shimmer paint and added some of those to Isoprophyl alcohol. the image itself was stamped with peach parfait ink for a tonal effect.
Other bits you need for the cards:
Card 1: white square card, feather, nellies multi frame – local craft shop: background paper – free with C&P last year; seam binding ribbon – the ribbon girl; rich razzelberry & pear pizzazz card, brads, top note sizzix die – Stampin’UP!
Card 2: white square card, white card, organza ribbon, diamante – local craft shop; corner punch, old olive card, newspaper print paper, brad, blossom party sizzix die, little leaves sizzlits die – Stampin’UP!
general tools such as crop-a-dile, scissors, paper trimmer, glue, chalks … I think you get the idea.
Please let me know what you think!
Have a great day.