Friday, 15 February 2013
A little bit of Sponging
For today's card I used the scrap left over from a card I made with the Labels Collection Framelits. After cutting out the label you are left with a piece of card with an aperture so why not put it to good use?
I positioned this onto a piece of Whisper White, fixed down with post-its, and then sponged the aperture with Raspberry Ripple ink. I deliberately gave it a lighter touch towards the centre to add a bit of depth. Once this was done I cut another aperture, this time in copy paper, and placed over the sponged area before stamping an image from Summer Silhouettes in Basic Black. (A little tip: I find that when you are stamping with a mask if you use copy paper rather than cardstock, your image stamps much closer to the edge). The panel was then matted onto cardstock - which was SUPPOSED to be Primrose Petals but turned out to be Rose Red (I really must sort my scraps box out!!) - some Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin ribbon and a sentiment from Bring on the Cake added before fixing to a plain white card blank.
Well yesterday saw me confined to bed, a little tummy bug came to visit in the early hours of Thursday morning and rendered me useless for the rest of yesterday. I don't remember the last time I slept so much!! Very annoying, not least because I had a group of ladies coming for a crafting session who I had to hurriedly phone yesterday morning to cancel. Am a lot better today apart from feeling like I've been kicked around a field by a group of rugby players!!!