Hi guys, I should have titled yesterday's post "the love/hate card" as I thoroughly enjoyed reading all the different reactions to it! It really polarised the comments you left, but that is what makes crafting fun for me. I don't even like every card I make so I certainly don't expect you to either. As long as you kind (remember thin skin here), please be honest and let me know what you think as I love to read every ones opinions! Today's post was truly an exercise in patience! Whenever I say "I have this idea", I should listen to myself and think about this card! I had this idea and I just had to do it, but about half way through, I thought "what am I doing!" I was too far committed at that point not to finish. It is probably difficult to see this in the picture but with some explanation, I think you will follow. I stamped the leaves on white card so that all of them were just barely touching each other in some way. I embossed them with clear powder (black archival ink was used) and I inked them using mustard seed, fired brick and rusty hinge distress inks. Then, and this is where the fun started (not!), using an exacto craft knife, I cut away all the background white area. The leaves have this kind of wood block look to them so I thought cutting around them and leaving it a bit jagged would add to this look and give a very rustic look to the left over piece. After about an hour of cutting because there were way more tiny spaces than I realised, I finished. What a task! I mounted that piece using double foam pieces so it really looks like it is floating above the background piece of white card. I cut a double black frame for it and pierced the top piece. I matted all of it on a final piece of black card and stamped a sentiment in white on a die from the Samantha Walker Twisted metal tag set. I cut another tag in white and cut it in half to use as a reverse shadow for the black tag. After I got the whole card assembled and taped together, I thought it might have looked nice to stamp the leaves again in the background in a pale colour just to add interest (but I wasn't taking that puppy apart after all that!) LOL So, it is what it is! Another different looking card for me!
I have been very bad lately in keeping up with the comment game, but I am getting it caught up now!
Jan17th post: randomly selected number 5 which is Inkypinkycraft!!!
Jan18th post: randomly selected number 33 which is Desiree!!!
Jan19th post: randomly selected number 50 which is Nattyboots (Elaine H)!!!
Jan 20th post: randomly selected number 125 which is Tracy Heaton!!!
Jan. 21st post: randomly selected number 10 which is Heather!!!
Jan. 22nd post: randomly selected number 58 which is Sue Parish!!!
Jan. 23rd post: randomly selected number 21 which is Jacqui's little piece of England!!!
Jan. 24th post: randomly selected number 42 which is Nzillingworth (Nadine)!!!
Jan. 25th post: randomly selected number 73 which is Elaine W!!!
Jan. 26th post: randomly selected number 56 which is Crafty Jo!!!
Jan.27th post: randomly selected number 23 which is jean.phillips1!!!
I need all the winners to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify their addresses
and claim their prizes please.
All for now, Sue x