Anyway, today I have the card I made for Jenna to share with you.
I started with my favourite 21 cm x 21 cm card base and blended a very light background of Pan Pastels (from Snazzys). I then used a lovely mask I bought at least a couple of years ago from Chocolate Baroque when it was still Graphicus (Elusive Images stamps) and blended Bundled Sage Distress Ink through the mask which I moved around at random till I had covered the background.
You can just see some of the masking here in the background.
I followed this with stamping the beautiful corner scroll from Indigo Blu using a Versamark inkpad and dabbed Pan Pastels over the stamped image before gently dusting away the excess from the surface.
I stamped the quote from a Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous set and then cut it out and layered it using Nestabilities before mounting onto my card with 3D foam pads. The leaves are die cut using the Alterations Tattered Florals Garland die and the spiral flower are handcut from co-ordinating scraps of papers from my rather large box of said scraps (I am soooooo baaaaaddd for not getting more of them used up).
Once I had spiralled the flowers I inked the edges with Distress Inks and then used a Zig broad nibbed two way glue pen to to add glue to the edges before dipping them into Glamour Dust fine glitter. I arranged the flowers and leaves on my card before sticking them down and finally added a couple of little bird charms.
I didn't get to see Jenna until yesterday when OH and I went up to Harrogate to take her and her family out for a meal. It was a little frantic as we have Izzy at 4.5 yrs and little Charlie at 10 months. They were very good but Charlie is an early walker and having become totally confident on his feet 3 weeks ago does not like sitting down for more than two minutes. No wonder Jenna says she feels as though her bum never meets a chair, lol! It's easy for me to laugh though.
I have one last photo for you today because on Saturday postie delivered my lovely Metallic Distress Stains from Snazzys and I managed a little play yesterday morning. The sun was shining very brightly so I took these to show the fabulous shine of the gold one.
The first one is on matte coated cardstock and the second one is on a Ranger manilla tag. Now need to turn them into something, lol!
Have a good week friends.