I promised to be back and here I am! I have something to show you of course, but before I do I'd like to welcome my new lovely crafty followers. Thank you for joining my blog! I get very excited when someone new joins in. It makes me work harder :)
What a lovely day it was today. The sun was shinning, the children played nicely and there were no bumps (My 9 month old not only started crawling recently, but three days later started standing up and another three days later was tracing around our furniture and is now in full speed so I am constantly anxious what she's going to bump into. She also put everything in a mouth right now so drives me crazy as my three year old likes to play with the tiny toys now and tends to leave them around. I do dream of getting some rest one day... ). Because they were playing so nicely I got to watch them and craft..whooohooo... and here's what I got up to...
The background piece is just a watercolour 300gsm paper swooshed around a gorgeous puddle of Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry & Mustard Seed colours. I added some stamping using my Prima 'Book' stamp and the Picked Raspberry ink. It looked busy enough so I left it at that.
Then I went ahead and embossed a piece of an acetate sheet using the same folder and swiped my black Stazon over the bumps. Nice, eh?! I cut it into a banner and stapled on top of the front panel that I also resized a bit. I also used the black die cut on the left (Metalworks, Cuttlebug) and added a sentiment. The bottom corners were rounded too. I took the same black cardstock and sliced very thin long pieces that I curled around a hot glue stick. These were added to the bottom of my flower and the flower was hot glued to the card. And here's the finished piece...
What do you think? I hope you like the dramatic look?:)
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog - start from scratch (the lot is made from scratch, but mainly showcasing the flower, I hope Anna-Karin likes it ;)
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Flowers #76
Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog - Touch of Nature
Thank you for stopping by! All the best,