I shared this photo on Instagram last week but thought I would share here as well. This is what you do on a Sunday instead of doing housework. I had nothing ready in Christmas cards, I had lots of bits and pieces die cut and lots and lots of coloured and cut pieces but it all needed to be put together and suddenly I needed to go to Canberra and spend a couple of days as things were not going well with mum and dad and my sister and I had to make some decisions.
What to do, well of course you drag out all those fabulous backgrounds you have been making all year, and I tell you I have literally hundreds to choose from and I spent the day embossing in gold, silver, bronze and white. Also got some vellum and black cardstock sentiments done.
Monday saw me cutting all the panels with basic die cuts and attaching to the front of the cards.
I love how they all turned out, each is individual and totally different in colour and stamped image.
I got to use lots of the stamps I had purchased and not used so far and only had two instances where
there was flecks of embossing powder because I forgot to use the anti static pillow first so I did very well. In this instance I have used the idea of adding zig watercolour to an acrylic block then sprayed with pearlised water then pressed it down on Canson Watercolour paper.
You can just see the pearl effect in the above photo.
I have added fun foam behind the diecut panel to give the card a little more style and feel that works without having to fuss. I needed these cards to be quick and easy for posting as well. I love the white embossing on this one. The stamped image is Penny Black and comes in a set, love it.
Now this one is Canvas look watercolour paper I have added Distress Ink Pink and Orange and water to get a nice mix then a bit of rock salt. Love the effect I got.
This is another Penny Black stamp, also comes from a set of stamps with both greetings. Stamped and embossed in gold.
Die cut with Pretty Pink Posh Frame Die and then put back together. Love it.
Okay these are todays cards. And just so you know I got 40 done using this style and posted off to my friends overseas, a wee bit late, but better late than never.
Stamping + Watercolouring + Die-cutting
Thank you so much for coming to have a look and I hope to see you again soon.
A quick share of a beautiful photo of Elysha I took the other night just before she went out for a Christmas dinner. I have already shared this on Facebook but for those who follow me here I thought you might like to see how well she is looking.
Elysha loves to get dressed up and go out especially if it includes dancing (as long as she doesn't have to dance with anyone else!!) Although this year has had some hard times in it Elysha has managed to shine through, working hard at the gym to beat her pre-diabetes which wants to hold onto that body weight.
She has managed to loose 7 kilo this year and has added a kilo of muscle working with a gym buddy a couple of mornings a week and walking every evening with her brother Aaron and his fiancé Rachael.
We are all so very proud of her.