Friday, 12 February 2016

First Birthday Card For 2016 !

Hi there dear blogging friends, it's been such a long time since I posted anything here.  Life just got very busy and complicated since my last post in November 2015 and during the past couple of months I found it difficult to find the time to craft let alone keep my Blog up to date.  I do thank you all for still visiting and apologise for the fact that there was nothing new for you to see !   

Now we are into a new year and my Dad is getting back to good health, I'm hoping to post on here a little more often and more regularly.

I have managed to do a little crafting recently and have some new projects to share with you. Today I have the first Birthday card I made at the start of the year to share with you.

As I was looking through my stamp stash whilst making Christmas cards I found this lovely Lili of the Valley handbags stamp which hadn't been inked yet, perfect to use for my project. 

The image was stamped using Versafine black ink onto Crafters Companion watercolour card and coloured with Spectrum Aqua Pens and a water brush.  I added clear Wink of Stella pen over parts of the image and also touches of Startdust Stickles to give it a bit of bling. 

The sentiment is from the SU! Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set, stamped using SU! Raspberry Ripple ink, I also dragged the ink around the edges of the sentiment layer before attaching to the card.  With the sentiment stamp lightly inked, I gently touched parts of the stamp around the edges of the main image layer to create the impression of a frame.

Starting with a 6x6 base card I cut away part of the front to create a slightly different shaped card.  I used some magazine freebie papers for the background on the front and more inside, attached the image layer onto a scrap of SU! colours cardstock before placing onto the front, with part of it overhanging the cut away edge.

My pal loved the card and I hope you've enjoyed seeing it today too.

Thanks for dropping by to check out what I've been creating, I do hope to see you here again soon.


Kathyk said...

I do love a bit of that Wink of Stella though in the current lighting situation I'm struggling to get photos that show it to its best advantage mate! Smashing make and welcome back to blogland - it is, of course, great news that your dad is returning to health - YAY!

See you soon


Debs M said...

Great news about your dad and loving those handbags! x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Soooooo pretty! Great to see you blogging again. We'be missed you. Lx