I am part of a great group of ladies that swap a card once a month. Each month has a theme, and this month it was to use something that you haven't used in a long time. For me, it was stamps and tape.
The card I ended up making...
I hadn't used the silhouette stamp in a very long time. And I love to watercolor, although I'm not very good at it. But with a silhouette stamp you can't fail, right? So I watercolored the background to look like a summer sunset. When it was dry, I stamped the floral silhouette image. I had to stamp it a couple of times because of the bumpy watercolor paper, but using a stamp positioner allowed me to stamp it in the same place. I matted it with black cardstock.
Then it was time to choose my background cardstock. I chose this pretty yellow cardstock that matched the yellow in my watercolored piece. But it was plain, so I dug out a stencil and some Distress Oxide Inks (they blend so smoothly) in the same colors as the watercolored piece, and sponged them on the cardstock. The colors I used was Fossilized Amber and Faded Brick.
Now I needed something for the bottom. I dug around through my stash and found this glittery black tape that I had purchased a couple of years ago and never used. It was great for the bottom of the card.
A few sequins, and viola! I was done. I was very pleased with the results.
Hope you are having a fantastic Monday. I'm a little sore. My chickens have decided they love to dig underneath my huge bouganvillea, and I was afraid they would step on some of the sharp thorns and hurt their feet. So I went to Walmart and bought some loppers and pruners and set about pruning the tree around the bottom, about 2 feet up. Between the pruning and the raking and picking up and hauling to the curb, I used some muscles that haven't been used in a while, and I can tell it this morning. But my girls now have plenty of room to dig around under the bush without hurting themselves.
|Henrietta and Goldilocks|
Until next time, do something crafty!