I made this card with a challenge in mind. Addicted to CAS this week is OMBRE and I thought this meet the challenge. I have used a Memory Box stencil. This stencil is one of those ones that must have repositional spray added to it so it will stay in place properly when blending as it is so very fine.
I put the stencil in a box and spray lightly, then wave the stencil around a bit then place on the card stock sticky is down but don't press down hard as if you have over sprayed it will stick and tear the card stock, worth practicing even. Once in place, start blending, I use Distress Inks different blues, starting my blending off the card so I don't get blend marks. I keep it nice and light. I then sprayed the whole panel with shimmer spray but it just doesn't show up here. looks fantastic IRL.
I cut a small panel and placed on a plain white cardbase. If you look closely at my sentiment you can see I have cut from a pink mirror cardstock, I love this colour. Sadly I will run out soon, it is so hard not to hoard the stuff.. It looks so good.
A simple, very eye catching card, even if I do say so myself.
Thanks so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.
Follow on to my post the other day
There has been a bit of a lag between posts as I have helped with the move for mum and dad into their new home, dealing with not feeling too crash hot myself (feelings of guilt turning into migraine and stomach upsets). The feelings of guilt have stopped, my mum is doing better than I have seen in months and there is a smile on her face and in her voice so we are all enjoying this time.
How long it will last who knows and well who cares, its a beautiful time. I go down again next week for a few days to finalise the paperwork and finish the move out of the unit then life can settle down even for Elysha and myself a bit more, not that we won't go as often but no more cooking and appointments to follow up on. Just going to visit and socialise.
Now I have also been flat chat getting cards done for the Caring Hearts Card Drive and I met my goal- I made 110 for the Nursing Home mum and dad moved into. I'm thinking of getting my daughter and daughter in law to help me sign them all so they don't all come from me, people might think I don't have a life :). So this means you are going to be inundated yes INUNDATED with CHRISTMAS cards and I even did some HOLIDAY cards.
Will I hit you with photos of the 110 today - nahhhhh, why pass up the chance of a challenge or two. First here is a sneak peak as I finished off the pile of cards for the challenge - not for the year of course
not a great photo, actually as I look at it, it gives me a headache. It out of focus, always happens when I take photos with my phone but basically thats a pile of 110 - well 120 with a few left over from last year added in. Now all accounted for. I coloured, stamped, die cut, blended, watercoloured, glittered, shakered and generally put a lot of effort in. No short cuts for me. Biggest short cut was colouring the same image 8 times and making similar cards. Might need to pick easier cards next year I think. But the end result was a) start earlier b) start earlier c) you guessed it started earlier and yes it was fun and gave me a real sense of achievement.
Last year I think I made 15, this year 110. I am proud of myself cause I didn't think I could and I did.