Well I hope you are all well and happy crafters :-)
I have been quite poorly lately both physically and mentally but I am getting better an back to my first passion CRAFTING!
I'm not sure how many of you know, I have mental health problems. I'm not ashamed of it as it was being in hospital that got me started with crafting. I made my first card while in a secure ward and I gave it to my mum and dad and inside it said 'look what I made for you in nutty school today' and I haven't stopped making since!
I am a self taught crafter an like to try things and if they work then great, if they don't then I give up for a while...have a sulk....then go back to it lol
Well enough about ME....
Yesterday I actually made two cards (would have been more but my afternoon nap lasted afternoon and evening lol).
CARD 1 -
The first one was a gorgeous little stamp I have and I stamped with versafine and heat embossed with black embossing powder. The powder is from a little craft shop near me and it smells of coffee....it's gorgeous.
I the did the same for the sentiment. Both were die cut through my big shot and while in the die I colored with the new spring edition Tim holtz distress ink.
Once out of the dies I then tinted the edging with pink distress ink. The image was colored with mica paints to give it a lovely shine.
The backing paper was from the forever friends spring collection and mounted on pink card.
The ribbon lace was diecut from simple pink card and a yellow ribbon threaded through.
All was finished off with organza flowers from eBay and some lovely sparkly bling gems.
CARD 2 -
The image is an unmounted stamp from a steam punk range. I embossed and then used antique gold embossing powder and heated from underneath to leave it smooth and glossy. The edges of the image was a border die through my big shot. I used gold rub on the edge to give it a different colored edge.
The backing was from k&Co and I edged with another of the spring edition Tim holtz distress inks. This was then mounted on the same gold as the image.
I used textured gold card stock as a different colour and texture on the card and greeting.
The flower and swirls were all die cut using the same paper and card used on the topper an backing.
All finished off with well matched card candi (I'm addicted to those little legless bliters lol).
Hope you like my first work for a wee while xxxx