After my last marathon post I'll try to keep this one fairly short (Yippee I hear you all shout!). I am really disorganised when it comes to getting cards made in time for folks' birthdays but I was really pleased with myself that today's card was finished and posted in plenty of time for it to reach it's destination by the due date, lol!
I made this card a few weeks ago for a crafting friend who has moved to Scotland. Since I have know her Lynne has made me some beautiful birthday cards (all carefully saved) so I wanted to make sure I made something I was really pleased with. I used the Indigo Blu anemone corner stamped onto white card and coloured with Derwent Coloursoft pencils. I stamped the beautiful hummingbird from Designs by Ryn onto white card and coloured with pencils again before cutting it out.
I stamped the raindrops, also from Designs by Ryn, onto acetate (hence the reflection on each photo, lol) and cut this to the same size as the white square. I decided where I wanted the humming bird to be positioned on top of the acetate and placed some Cosmic Shimmer (dries clear) glue underneath this point and also where the sentiment was going to be to hold the acetate in place. I matted these two layers onto a square of co-ordinating blue card and then onto the card base before adding the bird and the sentiment, which was stamped and die cut, with 3D foam.
Although this card somehow didn't end up quite what I'd had in mind at the outset, I was still very happy with it and really enjoyed good old fashioned pencil colouring. It's the first time I've used any of the stamps and I love them all. The raindrops are so cleverly designed and look so realistic I think.
I managed to meet up with Lynne for a quick catch up at the StampMagic show at Doncaster a few weeks ago which was lovely and if you have to time to follow the link I put in to her blog you'll find some beautiful cards and also some wonderful photographs of the very special area she lives in now.
Till next time ...................