Do you think Im a bit obsessed with this flower and vase set from 'The Ton'? Well I am actually but I have put it away and plan to try some of my other hundreds of unused stamps.
But doesnt this background look cool, not oxide this time, just lots of watercolour, water, drying and adding and adding shimmer to the water for a bit of sparkle. Stamped and white embossed, stamping the flower bunch first, then masking and adding the bowl. I have coloured with pencils again but my colouring didn't go as well, my dark blue not blending as well.
In the photo I can see where I need to go back and clean the blue off the embossing so at least I can fix it before I send it. I finished it off by trimming down and adding a layer of white glitter paper under it and the 'It's the little things' sentiment from Penny Black Stamps.
This card is for my daughter-in-law who is having a baby shower this weekend. I don't have to worry about anyone seeing this or the cards below as they love my cards but they don't checkout the blog.
I decided to use my Stamping Bella stamp as she doesn't get used enough and really is pretty, just like Rachael. I have dressed her in Rachael's favourite colour and done her hair in similar tones. She even looks as trim as this little sweetie.
Did the close up so you could see the glitter here and there, I used some glitter gel pens but its not very obvious here. I also found when I started to colour that I may have stamped onto the wrong cardstock as the ink did like to move beyond the lines.
I have heat embossed the black ink for this image as well. That purple spread in a couple of spots especially up at the bust line, I was able to remove some of the colour but then found what was left was feathering. I came in with the light blue and outlined and was able to pull more of that mauve out so its not so obvious.
Reminder to self: check you have grabbed the right card stock before using Copics. I do pre-cut a pile of sheets and write a small 'c' in the corner in pencil so I know but I had stamped and embossed this image a while ago before I started this habit.
Anyway after that long blurb, it looks ok and I'm happy with how it looks so I trimmed down slightly so I could use some blue glitter washi each side. and then stamped the sentiment. I also found out that I have very little in the way of baby sentiments and need to fix this dilemma.
What you see here is one of the things I decided to do. I made a set (a big big set) of Thank you cards that they can use for the baby shower thank you or when the baby is born. I finally used up a paper pad I bought who knows how many years ago but it was full of boy papers so here they are.
I cut all the cards 4 1/2" x 3 1/4" as I had envelopes that fit that size. I then used this sweet rectangle lace edge die to cut all the pieces of pattern paper.
Had lots and lots of little dots scattered all over the lounge room floor. Added this to the card with a low foam tape then added the 'thanks' and 'thank you' die cuts and all the little die cut shapes to the front of the cards.
These baby die cuts I got from a really good 'box full of goodies' purchase. They are so cute.
But of course I was feeling a little left out with no colouring so I decided to add a little coloured character inside each card.
I used lots of different sets and just love how they turned out, elegant on the outside and a little cutie on the inside.
Off to the Dollar Shop to get s nice box to put them all in and a big silver bow for the top. All ready to go for Saturday. Which is very rare for me, usually I am still colouring and cutting up to 5 minutes before I leave the house but there you go. I can be organised sometimes.
Its the little things card.
It's the little things card
Babies are all our dreams.......
Its the little things card
Babies are all our dreams......Baby Shower
Babies are all our dreams.....
Both the stamped image and the sentiment
are quite a few years old.
Thanks so much for coming to visit and I hope to see you again soon.