I hope this Monday is a good one for you. It's rather cold here but nothing for us to complain about in this part of the Midlands.
Last week saw the birthday of Lin, one my lovely bunch of Twitter friends and it just happened to be the first birthday I had on my calendar for this year (I now have another that comes before it ready for next year ;D). For the card I made her I used stamps from my Chocolate Baroque collection.
The main image is from Punky Romance and the butterfly/moth and the gears in the background on the base card are from Steampunk Butterfly. The 'BE HAPPY' is from the Words of Wisdom A6 plate.
The butterfly/moth (?) is stamped in Archival ink, coloured with Distress Ink, cut out and then embossed with clear EP before attaching by gluing just the body. The panel down the left side of the card is acetate coloured with alcohol inks and run through a cogs & gears embossing folder.
The centre panel was stamped onto separate card (including the sentiment) with black Archival ink, coloured with Distress Ink then torn down either side before lightly inking with the same DI and attaching to the base card.
The large flower on the main image stamp does have a clock in the centre but I embellished it with a cute little clock charm to give a little more dimension. I got the charm from a lovely bead shop in Harrogate where my Daughter lives, simply called BEAD ...... need another visit I think, lol!
That's it for today but I have another Birthday Girl in my diary for later in the week so hopefully if the postal service plays nicely again I will be able to blog her card by the weekend. Until then .............