I'm absolutely fascinated by the variety of cream card stocks I have and the way they look together. Here, I've used the gorgeous suede-feel Naturals Ivory for the card base and teamed it with Very Vanilla smooth card stock which contrasts beautifully with the watercolour paper I've used for the focal panel. Actually this isn't a very good photo but you can see it better in the close up:
That's better! Look at the textures - I get very excited about this kind of thing! I made a background by washing three coloured inks over my watercolour paper with my aquapainter and when it was dry (which only takes a few minutes) the silhouette was stamped over the top using Basic Black ink. Watercolour paper is specially designed to take watery inks so it doesn't buckle and the inks blend perfectly. The sentiment is also from the same set and is stamped on a strip of Naturals Ivory card stock, which anchors the panel to the card base.
Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Welcome Christmas
Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, watercolour paper
Other: Aquapainter, Basic Black marker, dimensionals, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
Yesterday I had some chores to do in Buckingham so I stopped off in the town after collecting my youngest son from school. While we were there it got quite dark and felt so festive with all the bright shop windows showing off their Christmas wares that I thought it would be a good moment to help my son start his Christmas shopping. We spent an enjoyable half hour wandering about looking at things, and even managed to buy one present before my son suggested we have a bit of a rest in our local gelateria... Mmmmmm! I chose a delicious strawberry cheesecake ice while my son opted for a lemon and lime sorbet! It's time to start some gentle Christmas shopping folks and my top tip is to take a ten-year old boy with you!
It's Three Minute Thursday here tomorrow and I shall have some more fast inspiration for you so do pop back if you have a minute.