here is the card i made for my best friend janice, she loves purple. i hope she does not think it is self indulgent to have a picture of me on the front, as i am smiling it fits in well with the greeting. i made the stamp so i guess i should use it!!
the back ground was a rather uninspiring swirly pattern so i sprayed it with perfect purl mists i made myself, it is the first time i have used these like this. my picture is stamped and embossed with a copper stewart gill powder, i smudged it with ink to make it look old (much like me). the wording is embossed in the same colour. the corners are randomly stamped with a free stamp from craft stamper magazine. i finished the card off with a few gems from papermania, every girl likes a bit of bling.
i also made her a domino
we both love beads, so it is really hard to make something different that she has not seen.
vicky from work makes lovely dominoes so i thought i would make her one.
first i embossed the sides with silver cosmic shimmer utee, but just once as i wanted some of the white to show and look spotty!
i stamped the swirl with perfect medium amd then 2 coats of blue cosmic shimmer utee. then 2 coats of clear ranger utee. before the 3rd coat i added a few sprinkles of silver and then pressed the stamp in again where the blue showed through.
the domino has a very stoney almost marble look to it , i was very pleased with it, i hope she likes it too. the cord is made from purple cotton using my lucet, a fabulously simple cord maker brought at the knitting and stitching show from a guy called ziggy, check him out! at http://www.thelucet.co.uk/
i also made her a box to put it in, but didn't check the size until after i had finished it and yup it didnt fit, so i had to make another one. both boxes were from a pack by kay&co.
very pretty, just push them out and add the embellishments
well everyone is allowed to cheat sometimes.
were are off to stitch n craft for some retail therapy tomorrow, yay
spend! spend! spend! . . . well maybe not