Sunday, May 10, 2015
Delightful does not describe the weather at the moment. It is so dark that I had to use may scanner to take a picture of these cards. It is the name of the Penny Black stamp that my friend Susanne had. Because I loved it, she let me stamp some images to use on my cards. (In fact, I had to purchase it myself recently.)
I haven't finished a card in a few weeks - it has been way too nice to be indoors. So I guess I am happy it is a gloomy day today. There are pieces of half finished cards all over my desk. Sometimes I get stumped with how to finish a card and I have to leave it for a while. But I need to reclaim my desk. Today was the day to finish these three.
The Penny Black image makes a big card; I will have to use a letter envelope to mail this first one. I colored all three images with Primsacolor pencils while I was watching television. Then I had to match the colors to paper., always a tough job and usually where I get stumped. I found scraps of pink and purple to match the flowers; added a snippet of green ribbon and used butterflies that were in my stash left over from some other projects.
The sentiment is from a very old The Angel Company stamp set
The other two are made from part of the image....accidents in stamping but couldn't bear to throw away. This second card is a regular card size. The layer is from a Ranger core'dination stack embossed with a Darise folder. The stack, paper and sticky dot embellishments were all gifts from my friends. The banner for the TAC sentiment was going in the upper corner. I could tell you I didn't want to cover the embossed butterflies with it, but the truth is it is covering a blooper. When will I learn not to put "finished' cards by an open stamp pad?
This last one is a small 4-1/4 inch square card. Once again it has core'dination paper, embossed and distressed as a layer but this time it was diecut first. I added a layer of blue vellum that has a faint pattern to break up the blue space of the card. The vase uses an ornament punch cut off at the bottom then embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.. And who doesn't have oodles of gems to use - someone who has more power to resist them in the store maybe.
Edit: I am entering this third card at Virginia's View Challenge "layers" and Penny Black Saturday Challenge "nature".
A productive day, I think. Its off to Sunday dinner at my sister's house. Wishing all my friends a Happy Mother's Day. Thank you for stopping by.