I have been enjoying a little Sunday Afternoon crafting and I just thought I’d share a simple card with you. It is still rather too hot to do an awful lot being outside of the perfect Fibro temperature range. Too cold and everything hurts too much, too hot and the fatigue kicks in, maybe I need to research countries with late spring / early autumn temperatures all year round… ok and back to reality…
Items used were:
- A free Rose stamp and matching embossing folder that came with one of my craft magazines a few months ago
- Spectrum Noir markers with a hint of Spectrum Sparkle overlay, (hard to see in the photo).
- My Scan N Cut to cut out the rose
- Collall 3D Gel to give the rose some lift
- A Lili of the Valley Happy Birthday stamp
- A couple of sizes of Tonic Studios circle dies
- My Gemini die cutting machine
- Daisytrail Darling Buds Roses Digikit to design the insert
In terms of how I made the card, I think it is fairly straight forward however as the rose stamp was one of my free gifts I think it was made using a cheaper substance. When I first inked it up the ink pooled up and I could tell the outline would be terrible so I wiped it clean and used an eraser to rub over the surface which allowed me to get a much clearer print. I did have to slightly “help” the outline with a Spectrum Noir black marker before cutting it out though.
Although the design is simple I am really happy with this card, the clean design makes a change from a lot of my usual cards which are often busier. One of the things I really like about this card is that it is totally re-creatable. I am a massive fan of my many Hunkydory card kits but once I have used the stock it has gone. The beauty of stamps and digital kits is that you can just keep producing more.
I will post again at some point about the Scan N Cut and the Gemini but these are two of the tools that have allowed me to keep crafting since I’ve had fibro!
That’s all for now
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