I haven’t been making cards for very long… but I do have a passion for the working with my hands 🙂 and lately I’ve been a little obsessed with challenges because well..they challenge me and inspire me to be better. Plus I really want to WIN ONE! LOL and be proud of what I do 🙂 Not that I’m not proud of what I do already… it’ll just reinstate that I’m good enough to do this and that try to earn a living out of it….
ok enough self pity for one night! LOL Here’s Mojo Monday’s Contest Sketch:
Here’s my card (with the thought that I had to make a birthday card for a lady in her 60’s who likes flowers and antiques – hence vintage! I LOVE)
Isn’t it Lovely? 🙂 Actually…. I thought it could’ve used a bit more color after I put all the pieces together…but hey…vintage/antiques don’t have bold bright colors…it’s faded and worn out..right? LOL
this took awhile…….the stamp is from element of style from the summer mini, and then i colored it with my blender pen…then i wanted the shiny lacquered look, so i used crystal effects! The first layer of crystal effect wasn’t very smooth…..:( so i added more on top of it! and I put it in front of my little heater downstairs so that it’d dry! lol it turned out SO GOOD!!!
Materials I used:
Card Stock: perfect plum, natural ivory, chocolate chip, basic black, bella blue dsp (it’s retiring!!! they better come up with some good to replace it!)
Ink Pad: perfect plum, pale plum, cameo pink, ruby red, soft suede, close to cocoa, old olive
Stamp set: en francis, vintage vogue, elements of style, heard from the heart
accessories: crystal effects, dimensionals, rhinestone brad, very vanilla grosgrain ribbon, sticky strip