Sunday, 21 September 2014
Saturday, 20 September 2014
Now, when it comes to stamping and colouring, I'm as fresh as a daisy. One of the things that I noticed was how the mica powder "paint" partially obscures the black, stamped outline. If I was going to repeat this card, I think that I would try using an embossing powder, which would then act as a resist and keep the outline crisp and sharp.
I didn't read the challenge properly - I missed the part about "celebration", so I went back sand stamped "Happy Birthday" at the top. I actually prefer the original version. What about you?
Saturday, 13 September 2014
A while ago, on a whim, I bought a very discounted We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy with several piercing attachments. I used the crisscross attachment along the left edge, but then I couldn't be bothered to actually sew it, so I did some faux stitching instead.
The dress form stamp was another impulse buy. I tried to shadow stamp the image in the background, then stamped a clear image on white card, which I cut out and layered right at the centre.
The sentiment came from a Tilly Daydream paper pack with a stitchy theme. I faux stitched around the edge then made tiny snips all the way around to give the effect of frayed material.
The card looked a little bare so I coloured part of the stamped image and stuck a matching organza ribbon flower on the side. In hindsight I probably should have matched the red from the sentiment instead of using pink.