Saturday, 30 January 2010
Today you can see one of five cards I have started to make using the same stamp but printed in different colours and made into different style cards. We are mostly girls in our family, so pink is a very predominant colour and this one fits in well. I am just waiting for my birthday in March and will be asking for some Justrite stamps so that I can make up sentiments and use names on my cards. These are Clarity stamps of hummingbirds and fern and I saw Barbara Gray demonstrate how to use them in this design. I think they work really well. The scroll in the top right corner and the fern at the bottom have been heat embossed in silver. I have just bought some borderabilities and used one for the edging on the silver mount. I used the masking technique to sponge on the pink ink (which is actually Aged Mahogany in the Rangers distressed range). Bx
Friday, 29 January 2010
Ok so I am going to upload a photo of one of the cards I have made this week. I have experimented with taking it in different lights but I am not too happy with what I have achieved at the moment. Practice makes perfect so I will keep trying until I succeed in producing something of good quality. Wish me luck.
The card is for Matt and Sam's wedding in March. I used general items from my 'craft stash', cutting the hearts on the Cricut using the George and Basic Shapes cartridge. The topper I stamped and heat embossed in gold (the picture doesn't do it justice). The insert also has flourishes heat embossed in gold and a lovely message done on the PC. Hope you like it. Bx
Well today I have started to blog - how did that come about? Its because I have been reading so many craft blogs recently and been inspired by the fabulous designs that have been published, I thought I would have a go and see what happens. Bumblebees and Butterflies - BB - thats me. So here goes, the blog is set up and I am learning new skills, where will it take me? Exciting or what? I will try to post fairly regularly and upload pictures of any of my creations as I finish them. Lets see what happens.