Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Well it's been rather quiet on this blog lately but that's not to say I haven't been busy on the crafting front. I've been away on 2 trips and actually made an album of my first trip. I'm way behind on several challenges (I've missed the boat for May's Timmy tag) and I have my dictionary page to do but first (and here's a sentence I never thought I'd write) here's a collaborative card made with Jean Hardy from Crafty Individuals. I went to the Craft Barn Extravaganza on Sunday and it was not the usual bunfight to get a seat to watch the demos, in fact it was all rather civilised and I managed to sit and chat (and watch) Gio (CI and Craft Barn DT) who had come all the way from Rome, Paula (Sizzix designer) who convinced me I needed the Sizzix hexagon die set and Jean Hardy (Crafty Individuals). Jean released her new stamps at the Extravaganza and this tulip stamp is one of them. She gave me this sample which she stamped on a distress ink BG on satin card (which they sell on the CI site), and coloured with DI markers. She then used Sparkle Medium, which is a sort of glitter paste available in various luscious colours, through a CI mask. I made a quick card out of it when I got home. I trimmed the card and edged it with worn lipstick DI using a brush (a great tip from Jean). The colour blends more easily than with cut & dry foam and gives a lovely soft finish. I edged the card blank in the same way and added 2 squares of CI paper from the Springtime range. I added glossy accents to the tulip heads which has lifted the colour slightly but I like the effect. Do check out the new additions to the CI stamp range, they are fab.
Edited to add Jean has very kindly included my/our card in an announcement about the new stamps on the Crafty Individuals blog. You can see it here.