Thursday, 4 September 2014
Today's card was made in response to a request from my daughter who wanted a card for a lady she knows who is going to be eighty. Her only stipulation was for flowers so I chose this lovely Chocolate Baroque stamp. I don't know if they are supposed to be a particular type of flower that would influence what colour they should be, but I just see them as pretty flowers which leaves me free to use any colour I fancy at the time. I had just bought these yellow Promarkers to extend my collection which is what influenced me this time. I stamped the image onto white card with black memento ink and coloured it with the Promarkers. I used a snippet of brown card to mount it on, and to cut a mat for the sentiment. The light green card for the backing panel is embossed using Couture Creations Tied Together EF and fixed to a 5" x 7" white base card. I stamped part of the flower stamp twice more onto snippets of white card and coloured and fussy cut out first the two centre flowers with the leaves and then just the centre flower. I used silicon glue to layer them onto the original image
for dimension .Here is a close up photo of the layers. For the sentiment I used an old peel off coloured black with a permanent marker for the 80th and stamped the words above and below it. It looks a bit wonky on the screen but it didn't seem to notice so much IRL. The words are all joined together on the stamp and are also slightly curved, so I needed to ink only part of the stamp at a time and try to straighten it out a bit on the stamping block. The circles are cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities plain and scalloped circles.
I am going to enter this at The Craft Room Challenge - Use Something Old and Something New.( The Spellbinder dies were the first dies I bought several years ago, and peel off 80 is ancient. The yellow Promarkers, in fact I think all the Promarkers I used are new.)
I am also entering Craft Hoarders Anonymous - All The Pretty Flowers.
The snippets of white and brown card I used will also get me through the gates to Pixie's Snippet Playground.
Thank you for taking time to visit today, I really appreciate your comments.