This card is for the Annabelle stamps blog challenge Say It In...White
I thought I wouldn't be able to do this because I just LOVE colour - it seemed like a real challenge for me but once I got going I had a great time -good enough that I produced two cards. They were actually pretty quick to make and assemble so I will be making more monochromatic cards I think. Both these cards could be used for many occasions. sorry about the photos- I am a terrible photographer and it was very overcast outside today and really cold so I took these inside.
Recipe:Card 1:- Base: White Cardstock , Main Focal handmade paper that actually has plant life through it but most of it fell out once I cut it.- Pendant Nestabilities - the large section and the two smaller sections - the one that looks like a wreath and the one that looks like a cross -I cut 2 of each of all of these shapes and stacked them. Flower bead- this came in a bag of beads and things I bought at a craft show recently- it was full of really interesting beads and gems I will be using them a lot in the future-sorry can't remember the name of the company I got them from. Ribbon this is one from my stash it's designed to be gathered because it has a thin thread running along the edges (I had never noticed it before this card so I will try it out at a later date)but I didn't use them I just tied a bow. There is also a sentiment on this card which I stamped in white chalk ink and embossed using white embossing powder- it just says "thinking of you" can't remember where I got this stamp from either sorry.
This card is really pretty IRL and if you look closely the corners have actually got the little bits left from the die of the large cross centres on them - I thought they were too quaint to just throw away so I thought I'd use them as corners. The gems are sort of multicoloured but not coloured if you can understand that-they seem to reflect and pick up the colours around them. I used the crosses because I think they are so pretty- they are such a great set to own.
Recipe Card 2:- Base-White cardstock; Background paper is actually just copy paper which I scored on an angle to give the diamond shapes then I used my Labels Four Nestabilities 3, 4and 5 - I cut 2 of the 4's -one for under the crosses and one for under the sentiment. Papers used are handmade paper, pearl vellum and various scraps from my stash. I cut the crosses using the Cross collection shapeabilities - I used the largest and the third cross and then embossed both by running through my machine again. I added Kindyglitz to the front of the smaller cross to give it a bit of sparkle. I layered these together and then mounted them on top of the labels cut outs using dimensional tape. Ink- I stamped the sentiment using versamark watermark ink and embossed using a Zing silver embossing powder and heat set it. These I attached to the card using double sided adhesive. I thought it needed something else so I added 3 gems in the top right corner and one in the centre of the cross and I don't know if you can see it but there is one as the dot on the letter i as well.
I love the way both of these cards turned out and will definitely be trying other cards in the future. Hope you like them both too-
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