My blog candy will end on Sept 30th - see the details at the bottom of this post and please enter if you want. This post is pinned to the top, please scroll down for newer posts.
I planned this card to fit in with the latest Marianne challenge, use your newest Marianne product, as well as numerous black and white challenges, however I can only find one of those now and that is Stampotique (oh and that has ended too - but luckily the bow lets me enter the newest challenge) - so I guess I missed the boat on the rest!
It is a lot different to any card I have made before, change is good.
My latest Marianne product was going to be just the stamp set (CS0858), which I bought recently, but then I spotted this chicken wire embossing folder and die set (DF3404) - ordered it and it arrived this week.
I stamped the letter from the set and cut hexagons from it with the die, black ink and white card. These were mounted on the embossed hexagons of the black square. Then the negative of the hexagon die, expanded, was trimmed and used on the black embossed square. I stamped the postcard, frank, watch, quill and a stamp from the set, the stamps and quill were coloured with Graphit pen in turquoise, in fact I air brushed the large stamp using my little spritzer and the Graphit marker! The black panel was mounted on a square of glittered white card and attached with white brads. I had some b&w Papermania Designer paper that was just right for the larger panel, around which I tied black and white polka dot chiffon ribbon. I had some black and white Prima blooms that were perfect, and found some polka dot brads for the centres. The sentiment is stamped from a Fiskars set. Finally I added a bow and some black glitter paper hexagons, and two white buttons. I think you can put more clutter on a monotone card without it looking too trashy - I hope so anyway!
This is the inside of the card, same paper and panel cut with Spellbinders scalloped square.
It seems appropriate that the card is a Thank You card.
Whoo hoo - I came in the top 3 at That's Crafty
I have entered the following challenges:
We Do Doobadoo - shabby chic (Sat 23rd)
Charisma Cardz - buttons and bows (Aug 20th)
Creative Fingers - #45 Anything goes (Fri 22nd Aug)
That's Crafty - use stamps (Aug 22nd) - Top Three
Stamping Sensations - anything goes (Aug)
Cards Galore - anything goes (Aug)
The Artistic Stamper - Anything goes (Aug)
102 follower Blog Candy.
Here is the first item in my 102 followers blog candy! I was thrilled to find I had got to 100, and even more thrilled that 102 people actually want to follow me, and combined with my recent birthday and several challenge wins myself this year, I decided I should give a little candy to my followers.
I will add some more bits to the candy, the winner will get this Tonic die and some other nice goodies, maybe stamps, ribbons, buttons, charms and more!
Here's a bit more candy, this is a useful set for Christmas.
Would you like to see a little more of what might be coming your way?
Here is some more candy!
A few bits of lace.....
An assortment of charms......
and more goodies not shown here!
If you would like to win my candy please leave a comment, and add your link below.
My candy is ending on 30th September - whatever happens! You don't have to tell people on your blog, but it would be nice if you do!