Tuesday 1 September 2015

Today is your day ...

The countdown has begun for term to start and for me to be back at work ... I popped in for a few hours today but start in earnest on Thursday!  I do enjoy being on holiday and only wish I could afford to retire or that I could earn money crafting but unless I win the lottery I will still be going out to work for a few more years.

I have squeezed in some craft this afternoon and this is the end result:

Not a flower in sight!!  I cut up some card into strips for the white on white background - I've seen a background die that creates this effect but felt sure I could recreate it with my guillotine! The strips are adhered flat to the card base.  I stamped the main sentiment with versamark on a scrap of card coloured with acrylic ultramarine paint before adding embossing powder and heat embossing it.  I coloured some card with festive berries distress ink and then die cut 'Be' and 'happy' - once in the red card and then twice in white card, stacked the die cuts and added them to the card.

I used:
Kaisercraft Clear Stamp - Today
Stampendous White Embossing Powder
'Be' Simon Says Stamp
'Happy' Clearly Besotted
Festive Berries distress ink.

I am entering the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations - August challenge, anything goes with stamps and dies

TIME OUT Challenge - as you will see I was inspired by the photograph:



  1. Such a fun background techinque. Blue and red accents on the white base are striking. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  2. I really like your background technique and the clean lines of your card

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  3. A lovely crisp and elegant card, many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations Challenge.

    B x

  4. I have also seen this EF but who needs it when you can create your own! Those popped up die sentiments work perfectly for our challenge. Thanks for joining TO

  5. What a fantastic faux embossed background, Elaine ... the graphic style of the sentiment panel is brilliant with the softer scripty die cuts! Fresh, crisp and wonderfully CAS! So pleased to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  6. Love the striped background and the super CAS design! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

  7. This is fabulous! The dimension in the background and the pops of color really make this stand out!

  8. Great card Elaine,love that bold white on the blue background ;) Viv xx


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