Saturday, 30 January 2010

Just because....

I think every crafter, if we're honest, is also a bit of a collector ~ I know I am! I look at my paper stock and sometimes think "this is way too beautiful to cut into", I look at my silk flowers and think "Hmmm, maybe I should save them for that really special card I'll be making" and then there's my rubber and acrylic stamps. Yes, I definitely have those in abundance and I'm always telling myself "no more" but then I came across Sugar Nellie Stamps and that promise to myself, it kinda went through the window. But, as soon as I saw the range and especially this one called "Blossom" by the wonderful illustrator Leanne Ellis, I just knew that I had to add it to my collection. Hey, a girl can never have too many stamps in their craft box... Well, that's my philosophy and it works for me!

I stamped the image onto a scalloped die cut shape, which I'd shaded the edges of using Distress Inks and then coloured in the image using Promarkers. Once that is done, I layered some gorgeous backing papers from Brenda Pinnick's, Sucerie range onto some scalloped card stock. I bought this cardstock, together with my much loved "card candy" which I have used quite a lot on some of my recent designs, from Craftwork Cards. The quality of their products is second to none and I can really recommend them.

As finishing touches, I handstamped a message using a stamp from American Crafts and added a DCWV flower, complete with a card candy centre.

1 comment:

  1. haha! I can completely relate to that feeling of wanting to "collect" everything...of course, when it crosses over into "hoarding" or taking over entire rooms of a house, then there could be issues...hahaha! ;p but you're FAR from that stage and with as much use as you're getting from your stamps, they're worth having, for sure! :)

    but this card is brilliant! the colours, the rounded shapes, and DCWV flower really stand out for me...a simple but elegant little card! Fabulous work, baby! <333

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