Because things changed expectantly this week, I didn't have time to schedule my Fab'n'Funky Challenges card and it was a theme I had set .... I know "tut". The theme is not to use designer papers on your project and I had great fun making my card ......... got out my inks, embossing powders, recycled bits and bobs, dusted off a few neglected stamps and this what I came up with ....
Stamps: Serendipity (via Joanna Sheen)
Butterfly & fern die cuts: K and Co (via Mischelflo)
VersaMark clear pad
Clear detail embossing powder
Recycled card, button and ribbon
I stamped the images on to white stiff card with Walnut distress ink and then lightly inked the edges (with Denim distress ink). Using my VersaMark pad, I smothered the images with clear ink and then with detail embossing powder (at least 3 times) until I achieved the effect I wanted.I did exactly the same with the sentiment but "aged" it with Vintage Photo distress ink. Using a piece of corrugated card (from a box) as my backing, I layered the elements up. The ribbon and button are from my "saw it being unused, so stuffed it in to this box" box (!) I am really pleased how the card turned out and surprised myself as it didn't take long to make .... however I did make a mess making it, which took longer to clear up!!!
This is a close up of my card and those gorgeous stamp images. I really ought to use this set more often as they are so versatile. My next must have is some Stampendous stamps (so many I want, that the list would be endless) and IndigoBlu stamps ... so need the "Music Hall" set and also the "Discover your Dream" set ..... in fact all of them!
I am entering my card in to the following challenges:
Fab'n'Funky Challenges - no DP
Crafty Mess Challenges - distressing and embossing
Our Daily Bread Designs - no DP
Well gotta go as am seriously tired and desperately need to catch up on my "zzzzz's".
Take care everyone and see you tomorrow,