I'm on a roll with my catch ups now as next week is going to be a bit busier, Bank Holiday and school half term with hopefully a visit from Daughter and her three kiddos,f so here's my second share.
Two more birthday cards and the first one for my eldest brother. I forgot to take proper photos of this card before I sent it off so have to make do with this pic from my phone.
As this was created back at the end of January I am guessing at how I did it, lol! I know it was on linen effect card and I think I blended Oxide Inks to create the background then stamped the image (can't remember whose and I have too many wildflower stamps to search through, lol) with Versamark and embossed with Wow Brilliant White embossing powder. The sentiments are definitely from my much used Chocolate Baroque collection.
This second card was for a crafting friend and the background is water spritzed Oxide Inks picked up from my craftmat. I then stamped with Archival Inks using a variety of stamps but mostly Artemio. I used Polychromos pencils to add colour to the main images and added white pen dots to the cow parsley. I think the butterfly was a Tim Holtz one again coloured with Polychromos.
As usual I only attached the body of the butterfly as I like their wings to have a little movement. I also liked the contrast of the bright blues against the background. I used some of my huge stash of designer papers as a co-ordinating matt. I think this is the way I have to go to get some of it used ....it would be a shame for it to go in recycling just for the sake of it.
Okey Doke, time to get on with chores 😞....real life is so boring sometimes, lol! I'll be back again tomorrow, till then