Hello and how are we all today? I have some time this afternoon to post this blog as later on we are going out for a family meal to celebrate my Mum and Dad’s birthday that was this past Wednesday. We will also be celebrating my Son’s 8th birthday next week – it’s on Friday, which just so happens to be the annual sports day festival at school. He’s pleased he’ll be spending most of his school day playing various sports and not actually in the classroom! (weather permitting!)
Anyway, getting back to my card today. I’ve been looking through some stamps that I haven’t used for a while as I wanted to make a floral card. I found 2 sets from Waltzingmouse Stamps – ‘Vintage Garden Flowers’ and ‘Vintage Garden Appleblossom Seeds’. These are beautifully detailed stamps. I think I must have changed my mind half a dozen times of how I was going to do it! I knew I wanted to use just 2 colours – 1 of them being the lovely natural Kraft colour of the Neenah Desert Storm card and, for the first attempt, white embossed appleblossom flowers. However, this stamp is so intricate that I lost quite a lot of detail in the embossing. So I scrapped that and just repeat stamped the background – all appleblossoms – in black ink. So there I had the colour scheme – black and brown! I stamped the seed packet and cut that out and distressed the Neenah card to make it look more vintage but then worried that it looked a little bit on the dark side! By the time I added the rose embellishment which I had made ages ago with my melt pot and UTEE, and the other little bits I really liked how it all came together! I just need to make a box for it now as there is no way it’s going to fit in an envelope with that rose on it!!
So that’s it from me for this week. Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my blog and thanks also to those who have looked at my past posts and left me such lovely comments – I appreciate them so much 🙂 Have a wonderful week, take care – Karen 🙂
I used:Neenah Desert Storm cardstock, black cardstock ,Marvy Heritage Timeless Sepia distress ink, Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad, Sizzix Scallop Border die, Sizzix Flowers Branches and Leaves Sizzlits dies, Die-sire Round Doily Die, Kaisercraft Banner die, black pearls, Martha Stewart Silicone Mould and all stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps.