As you can see this is a basic card base with handmade paper, a frame (which I did ink around the edges even then) plus three lilac roses and I cut the wire off the roses and twisted it around a paint brush. Topped it off with a sticker and da da!!!
This probably took me just as long then as it does these days!!
Anyway now for my latest card, I made this a while ago for the GP I have been seeing concerning back problems. She is on a rotation program at our Surgery for 6 months and will be a GP once she has completed all her training etc. She has been so kind that I decided to send her a card to wish her luck in her future career.
Hence my first, my latest !!!
Apologies for the photos - they were taken just for me to keep initially, so I will try to do better in the future. I used a Kraft basic card with a piece of distressed Bazill Basics card on top. Then I used a piece of paper from my stash (unfortunately I threw the front sheet away and haven't a clue where it came from) I layered the two together. Then because this card is only 6" x 6" I used a small ek punch on a piece of the Bazill card and glued it to my paper. I ruffled some of the gorgeous vintage ribbon over the punched card.
I then cut out a tag from the creamy card in Sue Wilson's Neutral card stock pack, punched the bottom edge and stamped on it with maroon Archival ink. Also did a little bit of inking around the edge of the tag because I love the colour!!! I used a patterned paper with the Aster die for my flower and inked it slightly whilst it was still in the die. I used some similar paper for the centre of the flowers and added a black button. I popped a couple of flourishes in between to add some colour and interest and added a stamped 'ticket' sentiment to the top corner with a couple of coloured staples.
I stuck the card/paper layers onto the base card and then added the tag on black sticky foam pads.
This is certainly different from the first card I made as I just glued everything together on that one, all the pieces on this card (apart from ribbon and buttons) started out as sheets of paper.
Well that's it for now - I bet you are thinking thank goodness (those that are still reading, that is). I will try not to waffle so much on my next post - but I can't promise!!!
By the way, this is keeping me so quiet, my hubby thinks I've left home!!!!!
Thank you for stopping by - I hope you will join me again soon.
Many crafty hugs to you