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Now, onto today's card: I've used my favourite Sale-a-bration free stamp set to make a card for the wonderful Inkspirational challenge, where the inspiration is this card designed by the lovely and talented Victoria Jeffries. I used the gorgeous colour scheme at CAS Colours and Sketches, which has long been a favourite combination of mine. Come and have a look:
I love this letterbox design! Victoria's card featured a divided card stock panel revealing the beautiful stamping behind, but I've gone with an aperture punched out with my large square punch. I gave the aperture a neat finish by scoring a frame round it using my Simply Scored tool.
I stamped my floral design onto some polka dot paper from the Patterns designer stack and added definition with markers. Such prettiness called out for some sparkle, so I added a touch of Dazzling diamonds glitter.
I wanted a sentiment with lots of movement and my favourite A Word For You sentiment set certainly fits the bill with its lovely flourishes. The 'hand-written' style words are surprisingly easy to cut out with sharp paper snips and I liked the way this one looked overlapping the floral panel.
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Bloomin' Marvellous, A Word For You
Ink: Melon Mambo, Old Olive
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Markers, Pretty in Pink designer paper from Patterns stack, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Simply Scored, 1 3/8" square punch, corner rounder
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When my youngest son saw this card he told me it reminded him of a science experiment they'd been doing at school. I was not flattered! However, he went on to explain that they'd put perfume in the bottom of two divided test tubes, put air in the top of one and a vacuum in the top of the other and tested which would fill with the perfume most rapidly (for those that are interested, it's the one with the vacuum as there's nothing to slow the perfume down.) My card, my son said, was how he imagined the perfume should have looked in the test tube - he's more of a poet than a scientist, bless him!
As I write this, the snow is falling heavily here again. Take care and keep warm,