I have switched lanes for today's post and am working with some other things I had neglected since I had purchased them. As I stated before, I need lots of birthday cards so I made another one today with stamps from Penny Black.
The first attempt I did was to use watercolors and that was a big failure. There was no way I was going to use that design the way it looked on a card. So my next time I used the small ink cubes from Gina K. Designs and did a direct to stamp inking with the help of my MISTI. I kept adding more colors until I thought I liked the way it looked. I also took the liberty of using a fine detail black pen to add some more of the details of the stamp that got lost in my repeated inking. The floral stamp from Penny Black is called Bejeweled and the sentiment is also from a Penny Black set called Special Wishes,
I used a Die-Namics Wonky Stitched Stackers die set for cutting out the focal image and the layer image. These were all added to a white card base. I finished the card by adding some rhinestones from my stash and a ribbon I just recently purchased from Sparkle N Sprinkle. It was supposed to be a type where you pull the string and it makes a cluster type decoration, but I removed the string and instead used it to make a ribbon bow. The string is a pretty color too, so I will save that for another project.
I am entering this in the Mod Squad Blog Challenge in which the requirement is to use bling.
Well, another week has sped by like crazy. I spent a good portion of the day getting a different TV lineup with my DISH set up so I was limited on crafting time. I also had laundry to catch up on as well.
I wish to thank all who come by and comment. I just love to see what you have to say. Everyone have a great evening and weekend too!