Monday, 28 June 2010

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 24

The Challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers this week is called Inky Fingers. You have to use Inks on your design. YAY! I love inks.
For my card I started by stamping La Plume by Clarity Stamps in Versafine Vintage Sepia and then coloured it with Whispers Pens (using the watercolour method). I then mounted her onto gold card and then a background I had made using Alcohol Inks (Lemonade, Butterscotch, Shell Pink and Copper). The background paper is from K&CO called LJ Letters. On top of the bg paper I added a strip of pink card that I ran through the cuttlebug using the script folder and then inked up with Distress Inks (Tattered Rose and Antique Linen) and then wrapped a ribbon round the strip (curly ends inspired by Vix). The roses are from my stash and the leaves are punched.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Nothing makes a quick card like Black and White

I am off to Florence for a few days to visit my son and needed a couple of birthday cards before I went so came up with these quick, but elegant black and white cards.

Pearls and ribbon

Well!!! The instructions said 'simply thread your pearls and crystals through the ribbon'! Huh!!! So much easier said than done until I remembered my cheap needle threader - what a life saver, LOL. So I managed to make this necklace as a birthday present for a good friend. Simple.