This is one of those “no reason” cards. I’m not entering it in a challenge, don’t need it for a birthday or other occasion, just wanted to have a play and see what I could come up with. I had decided, or thought I had, on a completely different card with darker tones and quite different embellishments. In the end I am very happy. Perhaps I need to play and experiment more often to give myself more freedom to try different things.
Can you see the discreet sparkly flourishes on the white card? I have a glue pad (the same as an ink pad but with glue of course) and it has had a lonely life pushed right to the back in one of the draws. It finally saw the light of day today. I used a flourish stamp (another neglected crafty item) with the glue pad and then stamped it around the image. Then I sprinkled glitter lightly onto the glue. I like the understated effect.
I stamped the same flourish in smokey grey, with a little addition of some distress inks, onto the very light pink card then ran it through a swirly embossing folder. I cut around the flourishes to create a frame (well half a frame). I added some distress crackle paint to the frame (first time I’ve attempted this – next time I will use a thicker layer of paint).
I think this image is great. It is called “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” by the Octopode Factory. The sentiment is from a set by Stempelglede “Just a Note”. The filigree style corner is a die cut from Lal-lal land crafts. Lots of sparkle and glitz on the card and on me, desk and floor as well. I think that I should try another card in the darker tones and style which I first envisaged. That might be possible over the weekend.
Okay that’s all for now,