Today's post is all about some of the cards I did recently for my Mother-in-law's Church tea and sale.
Generally I don't post retired stamps but today I will make an exception because when I am not doing a class I love to work with my old favorites.
I took out a couple of last year's stamps and dusted them off then I gave one of them a modern touch. Have a look and enjoy -
This one is a very simple card using Winter Memories. I used Soft Suede and Real Red card stock. I also used a retired embossing folder, Petals a Plenty. I colored the wreath and bow and birds with markers. Instead of coloring the whole sleigh I just followed the lines. Makes this an easier and faster card. Added a sentiment from Ornamental Pine and made a rolled banner. No glitter but still an attractive card.
This card kinda evolved. I started another card by stamping the background stamp Hardwood on Whisper White card stock in Crumb Cake, but it didn't stand out enough for the card I had in mind. I don't like to waste card stock, so back to the drawing board. haha
I took out the crumb cake ink and dragged it over the card stock, right over the stamped image, then I did the same with Soft Suede ink and for the finishing touch I added Early Espresso ink. Again just dragging the whole pad over the card stock.
Well imagine my surprise when I looked and saw the the original Hardwood stamp showed up better with a "woodgrain" finish. Humm! I had anticipated re stamping the image over the whole piece but apparently the stamped image caught the ink in a really life like manner.
Sweet! So an experiement that worked. Love it! Enlarge the image and you will see exactly what I mean.
I used Beautiful Season (last year's stamp) and stamped the Chickadee image it in Memento Black on Whisper White Card stock and colored it in with markers. Then I stamped the image again and fussy cut it out.
I had a couple of Real red stars on my desk and decided to cut out the image with the star framelits. It works and I love it.
A mistake turned into a card. Lovely!
That's my share for today, hope you enjoyed it!
Staring the Oldies hugs!