It meant I wasn't home for the first half of Mother's Day, but my darling DD13 made the rest of it very special with flowers, dinner and a nice new pair of fluffy slippers! I hope all you mums out there had an equally pampered day.
And then back to the real world - after a particularly fraught day of teaching yesterday I was desperately in need of some craft therapy to soothe my frayed nerves. Well, it was that or alcohol, LOL!!!
I chose to case a gorgeous card made by Heather Telford, who is an expert with a sponge or two (the craft kind, not the cake kind!) and has made a number of lovely cards with the aptly named Lovely as a Tree stamp set. I haven't attempted a stamped reflection before so this is my inaugural effort:
Reasonable success for a first time, I thought, but I really want to have another go and try to get those reflections stamping more evenly.
- stamps - Lovely as a Tree, Sincere Salutations
- inks - Baja breeze, so saffron, more mustard, cajun craze, basic black
- card - so saffron, cajun craze, whisper white
- other - sponges, stamp-a-ma-jig, cotton bud
My second card uses no stamps whatsoever - something I don't do very often; I'll probably add a sentiment when I am giving the card. I was wanting to try out a couple of new dies and punches and ended up lumping them all together on the one card. Here tis:
- card - crumb cake, old olive, so saffron dsp, vellum
- non SU - white linen card, bought flowers, rose petal punch and embossing punch, window die, leaf die, brick wall embossing folder
- other - dimensionals, crumb cake ink pad, Tombow multi glue
I do hope you manage to get some craft therapy in today too. Thanks for stopping by.