Tuesday 18 August 2015

Good Times

Bet you can guess why I'm here again today. I was so disappointed with my other card I have decided to do my first shaker card - thats a work in progress and I look at it as an improvement on my previous attempted card.

But of course I had to do another card so I would be happy. Now this I love and I have ended up stamping 8 cards in varied colours. The other seven still need their die cut or stamped sentiments and bling but its getting late and I thought I had best post my happy with card.

This has been done using a stamp from a brilliant stamp set by Annabelle, that sadly is no longer available. I used ink pads that I bought when I first started stamping. I can't believe they still work, they have never been reinked. This one is 'Fresh Greens' Kaleidacolor with 5 different colours that you click together to use.

I have 6 ink pads and sadly one is no longer what it was. It started life as brights yellow,red,blue,green & purple but now it is brown brown brown and darker brown. You will see later when I post the other cards. Doesn't look too bad for brown tones especially for me who only ever buys brights and lights. Why did this happen - because goose here forgot to pull the colours apart when last used, maybe a year ago so the inks have soaked and mingled quite well.

Buts let concentrate on this one. Other than the two little circle further down the stamp I used is the full amount I stamped here so I just pulled the ink along the circles only using two and a very little bit of the next colour down. 
Doesn't it look brilliant, I used the Misti so one I had it lined up where I wanted to stamp I was able to just slide the next piece of card stock into place. Wipe the stamp down with a cloth and add the next colour. I found lifting the door where the stamp is placed I could see if the ink had coated well or not as the stamp is a clear one.

When finished I then trimmed down and attached the 'Good Times' die cut along the top edge of the stamped image.

Went through my gems and used all gems  from Annabelle that are also no longer available and I have lots of in all colours. They need to be glued in place but well worth it. They are beautiful to look at. They vary in size and colours. Truly beautiful. Not sure if you can see that in the close up but I did a close up just to show that.

Ok time to link this into the challenge before it closes

second card.

Hope you enjoyed your visit and come again.


lostinpaper said...

The ombre stamping is so perfect with this image, great card Aileen! Can't wait to see the shaker!

Hannelie said...

So beautiful Aileen! The perfect ombre and silver looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful. Look forward to seeing what else you made.
It must have been the day for Annabelles - I to have made a card today using ABS Designer Flowers. Too late to take a pic maybe tomorrow.

Marybeth said...

Oh this does look beautiful Aileen! Love what we can do with out MISTI! Love the silver too!

Ruth said...

This really does look good - I love that ombre effect and the gems dotted over it. Can't wait to see your others! xx

Kim Heggins said...

Love your card...such a classy look you have created!

Sarn said...

Yep - this is one COOL card. No wonder you're pleased with it. xxx