Just got in from work and thought I'd upload the card that I made last night - it was a last minute request for a friend of a friend and it kept me away from the laptop for most of last night.
After I used the Whiff of joy stamp for my last card I thought I would make another one from the same series. Yes I'm ashamed to say I bought the spring secret stamp kit last year and haven't used a single one!! - how can that be, its not like I don't like them - they're lovely, theres not one I don't like but there they were in the draewer on the A4 size sheet uncut, uninked and unloved until this week.
The one I have chosen is called Dare to dream. I was making a 50th birthday card so thought I'd go for a grown up look - but pink! As I was colouring the dress it just wasn't going right at all I had the shadows all wrong and it just seemed to be getting darker and darker. I was using R85,R83 and R32 which can be a bit of a nightmare sometimes to get right anyway. Don't know why I did it but decided to go over the areas that were still reasonably light with RV000 to try to blend it out a bit. I was amazed when it started to act like the 0 colourless blender and take the colour out, but sort of added a paler pink as it was going - I had no idea it would do that, maybe everyone else knows this already but just thought I would pass it on as it presumably it works with the 000 in other shades and it definately rescued my colouring - I was trying so hard to get the blend right I thought I'd have a hole in the page and definatly no white where I wanted it. Anyway I think it turned out quite well in the end, by the time I used the tuscan red prismacolour pencil it was probably a shade darker than I'd first wanted but toned perfectly with the paper. It actually looks even better in real life.
|a close up of the detail|
I made card with Kraft card and the backing card is a dark burgundy I think i got from paper mill
Stamp - Whiff of joy - Dare to dream
Disress ink - Tim Holz Aged mahogany
Papers - K and Co
Die cut flower and leaves- spellbinders - I think build a rose with a papermania brad to hold together
The border in the centre of the card - spellbinders edgeabilities classic triple scallop
Pearls - Kaisercraft
Tag and 50 - cut with sizzix dies
Anyway its gone now - my friend was delighted with it and I learned something so thats a result
I'm entering the following challenges
Card Makin Mammas - a birthday card
PaperPlay challenges - something old, something new - the stamp is new - papers old
Incy Wincy designs - Sketch