First I thought I would start with a picture of Australia Day that my daughter sent to me on Facebook.
Two for one on this post then another to follow. I have done two cards for the Timeout Challenge so need to post separately as I cant link both if they are together.
This card couldn't be any easier. The pattern I have stamped is as you see it minus the two lower circles. Those I add after stamping the main stamp. I have used one of those multicolour stamp pads that goes from orange to pink to purple. When you use the ink pad you push a lever that moves the pads close together and when finished you separate them again. If you forget to separate them and leave for a while you end up with a muddy yucky stamp pad, yes I admit it I did that ,and need to replace one of them.
I have had these ink pads the longest of any I have and they still work fantastic and have not been reinked (don't know if you can actually) and they do stay a bit wet so can be embossed and you need to wait for it to dry a minute or two.
Back to the card. After stamping the ink pattern I added a die cut Make a Wish in Silver and that was without measuring in the first place. Talk about lucky it actually just fit perfectly.
Finished off with some gems in the colours of the stamped circles. These are wonderful gems as they are coloured glass but smooth not like the usual gems. (No longer available sorry). I know CAS is meant to be without layers like gems but really sometimes they just have to be there. This card was designed with Seize the Birthday challenge (CAS).
Okay now this card is with lots of blending of ink on the card base and next layer and copics colouring. This is the first one I wish to enter at Timeout Challenge where we were shown this card done by Marika
and we are to CASE with our own twist. I have certainly done my own twist, I did start planning to be very very similar but I am much more heavy handed with both my blending and copic colouring so my card looks quite different.
I have used the same idea of colouring with Copics then grey colour pencil. A wee bit of green. A separate layer for the flower part and added blended ink then the card layer that is slightly wider than the top layer and also did some blending on this layer.
I am happy with the flowers I used (they are Dee's design) but the grey is very heavy and I will continue to practice this once I get more greys in the Copics.
I attached the top layer to some fun foam first to slightly lift off the base card.
I finished it off with a gold foil card 'With love' sentiment and some sequins. These are cleverly placed to cover the dropped grey copic splat made just as I finished the card off.
Alright now to enter my cards in some challenges.
(Just scrapped in on that one Ruth!!)
Glad to say I have used my sequins on my With Love card.
Thank you for coming to have a look and I hope you come again soon.