A free afternoon all to myself! This is so unusual as I normally have to drive and pick up my grandchildren from school and look after them until about 7pm. I love having them here but I must admit it is nice to have the Friday afternoon off. SOOOO what to do? Why make cards of course - need one ask LOL.
This next birthday card is again for a friend and I just know she will love the style.
This will be my first card distressed in this way and I really enjoyed making it. I used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks around the torn edges of the dps having roughed the other edges up a bit first.
I used an EK border punch on two sides of the floral dp.
The image and sentiment were stamped on white card stock with Vintage Photo and again distressed. I used a copic marker E59 to colour in the border. This was then cut out with Spellbinders Large Ovals.
I should have distressed the dp oval but I had already stuck it down before I remembered! I added a brown grosgrain ribbon, a chipboard daisy and a brad from Stella & Rose. This was all mounted onto a chocolate brown mat and attached to my white card base.
Overall I am quite pleased with the result but I think I will re-do it and this time distress the oval floral dp and reposition the white oval a bit more to the right. I think it will look a bit more balanced that way.
Not bad for a first effort tho'!
I have entered this card in the Mix It Up Monday Challenge over at Stamp TV
Why not pop along there to see all the new Stamp Sets on offer. Gina K Designs January Release Party was held last night and in addition to the new stamp sets, Gina introduced some fabulous new Stamp Pads and Re-inkers with co-ordinating card, ribbon and buttons. A WOW! Believe me.
Thanks for stopping by and do leave a comment if you like my cards!