Monday, 30 May 2011

Cards For Two Special People

Evening lovely Crafters. I hope you enjoyed your Bank Holiday Monday despite the weather. It was great crafting weather wasn't it. I've managed to catch up on a few things that needed to be done so am a happy bunny tonight.

May and June are extremely busy for Birthdays and Special Days for me and I'm on a bit of a production line at the minute. I made this card for two ladies who have birthdays days apart but live at the opposite ends of the country so I knew there was no risk of them seeing each others.

The flower is a Papermania build a rose stamp which I've had for ages and not used. I painted it with Cosmic Shimmer watercolours paint and was pleased with the finished result although it was bit time consuming cutting out all the separate petals to build it up.

The background stamping is using a Colour My World background stamp. The top and bottom panels were stamped in Bundled Sage Distress Ink, my new favourite colour and the middle one is clear embossed and the ink rubbed over it to create a negative effect. I coloured the mat layer with a grey promarker and the greeting was stamped onto an inked Nestie that has been cut in half and finished it off with perfect pearls.

I'd like to enter it into the Dream Valley challenge this time which is to Stamp Something, no digi images allowed.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting.


Zoechaos said...

Beautiful XOXO Zoe

Jill said...

Wow I love that background stamp Lisa! Am glad that the cutting out was worth it as well - mmm.... I know how time consuming it can be!

Hope you are ok. The weather did brighten up late in the afternoon yesterday and the rain was welcomed by the garden anyway! Jill x

Emma said...

I know exactly what you mean about feeling like a human card making machine...all the birthday's and events that I have to make cards for, are in March and April but I'm sure you'll make a wonderful job of all the cards, you've got to make. And this card is absolutely stunning, I'm sure both friends will LOVE it, just as much as I do! :)
Have a great week.
Love and hugs, Emma xxx

Lesley said...

This is really lovely and I'm sure will be treasured by the lucky recipient Lisa.

Also, what a full and luxurious garden and greenhouse. Fabulous!!!


Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Lisa! What a beautiful stamp! With the build a... range what people make with them looks so much better than the examples on the packaging. These are so beautiful! Hope you had a good bank holiday x

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

I am trying to have a quick catch up with the world before the day takes hold.

All that rain at the weekend was good for card production .. .. but not for progressing in the garden. Never mind - we can't have it all ways can we? At least my water butt is full to overflowing now.

I love the card you have posted here. Gorgeous colours and layout and you have made your flower beautifully. I bet your stamp is going to get a lot more use now!


Love Jules xx


Fabulous card Lisa - the flower is wonderful. Love the background stamp and the soft colours. Hope you are enjoying the school hols. At least the weather is improving for the weekend!
Hope to see you soon - hugs, Sylvia xxx

melsanford said...

This is beautiful! Gorgeous papers and I love the rose :-) Thankyou for Stamping Something for Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Lin said...


Love those soft green papers, and the flower is shimmery and gorgeous.

Lin xx

Kezzy said...

Gorgeous. Kezzy x