Good Morning Friends!
First of all I'd like to welcome my latest follower Patti, thank you for choosing to visit and follow me Patti!
I discovered her blog just last week and really like her style - do take a look -http://stationerystyles.blogspot.co.uk
Today's card is my first card of this year: I made it yesterday to send to a friend who's birthday is this month. Of course, after the break for the Holidays and spending the time tidying my craft room, I sat down and Mr Mojo was still off somewhere - celebrating New Year no doubt, or may be I just didn't want to mess up my nice tidy desk (I'm joking of course!)....
Anyway I started to look through some of my 'Paper Crafts' magazines for inspiration. I get this magazine from the USA and have done for quite some years and it's style suits the type of card I wanted to make - not too fussy.
I was inspired by a particular layout and this is what I came up with:
I inked the top of the card with embossing ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then inked over the design with Peacock Feathers distress ink and wiped away the excess, just leaving a slight ombre effect beneath the design.
I punched the paper ribbon used across the top of the card and made banners from paper. I adhered this to the card together with some blue ribbon tied in a bow.
Finally I die cut and made three paper roses to finish and added a greeting. I didn't photograph the inside, but I added a strip of the polka dot paper across the centre of the card, before adding the greeting.
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. The actual dies and papers I used are listed below.
Love and Hugs,
Materials used to make this card:
Stamp: Crafty Individuals CI -171
Peacock Feathers distress ink
Stamps Away Clear embossing powder
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
Britannia dies - rose
Papers: Teresa Collins, Graphic 45 and other pieces from 'bit box'
Ribbon from stash
Greeting from stash
Martha Stewart Border punch