A mid-week post in a working week - how unusual. I'm taking the opportunity whilst Mark is watching the Man U and Real Madrid match - it holds no interest for me.
We are still a house of germs, everyone is coughing and coughing. I feel so sleep deprived that my right eye has been twitching since Thursday and it's very uncomfortable. I'm thinking I may have to resort to an eye-patch soon!
Anyway - today's card. This is a bit radical for me, completely not my usual style, but I have to say that I rather like it. The card was for my friend Karen who was 40 on Saturday. I used my new Hearts a Flutter stamps and matching Framelits (a great value bundle option available in the Spring mini catalogue). I used Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Island Indigo and stamped and cut out a variety of banners. Looking at the card now, I realise that the way I have mounted them is not at all random, there is some order there. I have a problem with random - it just doesn't sit well with me! I scored a diagonal pattern on a strip of Lucky Limeade and mounted that on Island Indigo. I stuck this over the banners to give a neat finish. I forgot to say that I curled the banners around a pokey tool first to give some dimension
I wrapped some Baker's Twine around the card and added the sentiment (my favourite Itty Bitty Banners stamped with Island Indigo) mounted on foam pads.
Finally I stamped one of the heart stamps in all three colours, cut them out and mounted them near the bottom of the card slightly overlapping each other. I used some rub-ons to add the numbers.
And there you go. I'd be interested to know what you think. Well that's me for tonight. I'm off to fashion myself an eye-patch from SU products!! Have fun!
Michelle x x