Monday, 26 October 2015

A Busy Weekend

I had this coral pink heart on my desk for ages and decided to use it to make a Valentine's Day card for upcoming markets, rather than another wedding card.  I used more of the same card stock for the base and framed the heart and sentiment with some lighter pink card cut with a Spellbinders Adorning Square.  The sentiment was stamped and embossed on a sheet of vellum.   I knew I had to stamp on vellum as the card stock has a  lovely shantung silk effect - very pretty but the stamping would have been lost on it.  By framing the vellum, I didn't have to worry about hiding the adhesive and I had a pretty square to decorate the inside.

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Next I dabbled a little with some alcohol inks and created two backgrounds.  I overstamped them with various shell stamps, cut one down to a square size and the other I kept A6.  The sentiments and most of the shells are from a Crafty Individuals sheet.  I absolutely love sea shells but haven't used these stamps for ages.  It was a lot of fun.  I tied some twine around the cards to give them that beach comber look.

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I had stamped and cut some WMS Country Labels 4 frames for a previous project and they have been sitting on my desk for a while now.  I stamped some kraft card with WMS Woodgrain Backgrounder using a recently acquired Glacier White Ranger Pigment Ink Pad.  I decided on this birthday sentiment from WMS Compact Sentiments and embossed it in white.  I fiddled around with some patterned paper, a doily, some buttons and a stamped doily - this little unnamed wooden stamp was a lucky find at a craft fair two years ago and works perfectly with a Spellbinders Splendid Circle. 

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  1. What a fab trio, Kate ... soft, delicate pink framed heart, wonderful inking over those shells, and lovely layers and lace! Hugs, Anita :)

  2. Fabulous cards, each one nicer than than the last, especially love the heart :)


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