Sunday, 28 August 2011
Because I Care .....
Today is the birthday of one of my downline ...... Anne.
Happy Birthday Anne ...... I hope you're having a fabulous day!!! :o)
This is the card I made for her. It uses the Level 1 Hostess Stamp set - Because I Care. The flower is my absolute favourite ever .... it's just so beautiful and so easy to use.
I've stamped the flower onto Watercolour Paper (page 87) using Versamark ink (page 103) and heat embossed it with Black Embossing Powder (page 100). I've then used the Sponge Daubers (page 103) to colour the image with Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive ink.
I've sponged both the backgrounds. The smaller one was initially unevenly covered with So Saffron. I then added Soft Suede to the deep corners and edges, finishing with Early Espresso just on the very edges and shallow corners.
The larger background was created in a similar way, but after I covered the Very Vanilla cardstock in So Saffron I went over it with the Texture Jumbo Wheel (page 55) using Versamark ink. I heat embossed this with Clear Embossing powder (page 100) . I then sponged the Soft Suede all over, just giving it a rough coating and polished the ink off the embossing with some kitchen roll, so the So Saffron shows through. Finally, I finished with Early Espresso on the edges and corners.
I love this card .....