Welcome to my crafty blog. It’s been a busy week, with not much time for crafting, but I found some time this afternoon to make a birthday card for a friend. I do seem to have a few birthdays to celebrate over Christmas and New Year.
I used Julie Hickey’s ‘daisy medley’ and ‘fresh florals’ stamp sets for this card. The design is inspired by this week’s TGIF challenge (http://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/) and I tok the colours from the Color Throwdown challenge (https://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/)
I started by stamping the ‘daisy medley’ frame with clear ink and heat embossed it using Wow’s ‘metallic platinum’ powder. I then watercoloured the flowers and leaves with Distress Oxide inks in ‘speckled egg’, ‘picked raspberry’ and ‘mowed lawn’. I also stamped one of the large flowers and three leaves from the ‘fresh florals’, embossed them with the ‘metallic platinum’ powder and watercoloured them. I then cut them and the daisy frame using the co-ordinating dies
I attached the frame to a 5×7 card blank using foam pads, and added the flower and leaves into the top right corner.
I finished by stamping the sentiment onto white card, again embossed with the ‘metallic platinum’ powder. I thought it needed a bit more impact, so watercoloured it using the ‘speckled egg’ Distress Oxide, to pick up the colour of the large flower. I popped it onto a foam pad to sit from the left hand side of the frame.
I’m spending this evening finishing writing my Christmas cards, to get them in the post tomorrow. Hopefully your Christmas preparations go well too over these next 10 days.