Had a little card making session over the weekend, getting back to my roots - stamping and colouring. I've made no secret of my love of Marion Emberson's stamps, and I finally got the time to have a little play. I must say I really enjoyed the simplicity of stamping and colouring and adding a little embellishment with ribbon and sparkle, and my appetite has been whetted for more cards of this type.
For today's card, I coloured it in with my Promarkers, using my favourite colours. Obviously there are plenty of options available. I stamped the image three times, more or less in a straight line and just used two colours so it wasn't overly busy. I made the little bow on the ribbon and stuck it down with Pinflair glue (in a syringe) - I am quite impressed with the glue, I've never used it before. I added a little bit of Glamour Dust in the centre of the flowers because I do like a little bit of sparkle!
Stamps : Flowers - Thanks a Bunch and Happy Birthday sentiment - Sunshine and Flowers
both by Marion Emberson
Promarkers : Orchid and Mulberry
Grosgrain ribbon and jewel from stash
Glitter in centre of flowers : Glamour Dust
Hope you like the card. I feel very pleased with how it turned out.
I hope to share with you my Flower Garden blanket soon, I just have to finish the edging. I am so pleased that it is almost finished - over 700 hexagons completed - wow!
I am really looking forward to half term (a week and a half to go), as work is getting me down a bit, but I feel in a way that other things have turned a corner. That small glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel is definitely burning brighter. I might even start to feel that life is getting better (although now I am scared I have tempted fate!). Maybe soon I will feel like sharing. All I will say at this point is that it has been a very long, hard year.
Hope you are all having a good week, Take care.