My apologies if you have already seen this post just wanted to add some challenges otherwise no changes.
Three card of course that means lots of photos and I better hurry up because one Challenge is about to close off and of course I love those ones.
I absolutely love
Its so stunning and I just love this colour mix but of course I went off to my craft room and cut out a few tags and started blending. I think I need to hire someone to say 'stop Aileen, enough... ENOUGH.
I always need to add just a bit more. Don't get me wrong I love what I ended up with but I really did love the colour of the inspiration tag so I think I need to go back and try again. Another day.
I loved everything about Carol's card so I stayed close to just gave my own spin.
I have a number of stencils that need to be used so out came this one for the first time (my goodness I cant believe this is the first time I have used it, look at it, so much can be done with this).
I lightly blended with Spun Sugar and a touch here and there of Worn Lipstick and finished off with some gold embossing paste. Its one of those things that looks much more impressive IRL as the camera is focusing more on the tag.
For the tag I added a bit of Lemonade, Abandoned Coral and Worn Lipstick, so well blended you can barely see any colour difference.
Added a wee bit of ribbon as I had punched the hole at the top of the tag. I just tucked and glued the ribbon at the back of the tag.I so enjoyed my last time with washi tape and die cut this time I did a
Paper Smooches Butterfly then finished off with the wonderful sentiment.
The sentiment nearly ended in disaster as I decided to use the Misti and Stazon Ink for lining up. Of course for some obscure reason I lined up the tag but didnt put to the edge of the Misti. With me here....well then I inked up the stamp, pressed down and when I lifted the stamp lifted with the tag stuck to it..... so of course I could never line it up again. Barely inked so I had to sit there and go over the stamped image with a black fine line pen.
What I didn't realise and am sharing with you: if your card stock is quite heavily blended withDistress Ink and you want to add the sentiment the same day the stamp will pull at the cardstock as it is quite tacky. So let your carsick dry out over night or use different ink.
Next card is a Mothers Day card for my granddaughter to give her mum. This is a Penny Black stamp and so cute and so easy to colour.
I coloured with copics and added Glossy Accents to the Hearts bursting out of the envelope.
If you look closely I also added some heart gems I have. They are so pretty and work in perfectly with this stamp.
One bigger heart at the top and stamped the sentiment. Finished and will give this to
Sophie to give to her mummy on the 8th.
Last but certainly not least a water colour using the Hydrangea stamp from Ellen Hudson.
This time I haven't die cut but did cut with the scalpel along the top of the bloom and then tucked in two of the die cut leaves. I love this look, its just different.
I was happy because I managed to keep my colours light, mix of pinks and yellows, meaning some came out looking orange. Love the softness of this and of course it will look perfect beside my Rainbow Hydrangea in my garden.
I had some loose petals that also come with the stamp and dies but I was not as light handed with those and they all looked too dark to have come from this flower.
So I finished this off with just a few sequins and a 'Happy Birthday' sentiment.
There it is three cards, there are actually another two that are very similar to my first card as I produced in bulk but decided to leave aside for another day.
Now to link these up before that challenge closes. Actually just to be safe I will probably just link the one and come back for the others tomorrow or I may miss the challenge all together.
Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.
This is my first time entering this challenge. Its worth checking out and going and
seeing the wonderful inspiration there.
Linking up the Birthday Card with the big flower.
Mothers day Card