First of all I would just like to say welcome to my new followers Linda and Pauline and the existing ones too of course. It is nice to know there are many enthusiastic, like minded people out there who just like to make cards and enjoy doing it too. It is a great hobby. I hope I may inspire you in some small way.
Hope you've all had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend. I understand from the weathermen that the weather is going to be so much calmer over the weekend, thank goodness. Boy it was so....windy yesterday. We have had a few flakes of snow today but nothing to write home about.
Tonight's card I made for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Craft's and I have used one of their many beautiful Stamp Sets called 'The Clearing.' Not sure if this stamp set is still available but it was one of my favourites back in September 2011.
Take some white card and make a card landscape style. Onto this matt some black card leaving a border of white showing. Onto this matt some rainbow coloured paper Cut two squares of black card and cut each one in half diagonally, creating four triangles and put these aside until later.
Cut out a large circle using the Nellie's multi frame die. Onto this, stamp the stag with Versamark and dust over with the gold mica powder. Swipe the Versamark gently over one edge of the circle and again, dust with gold mica powder. Glue this circle onto some rainbow paper and trim away excess and put this aside for the moment.
Dust some black card with Versamark and mica powder. Using the Nellie's die set cut out the largest oblong. Turn over the cut- out oblong so the black side is facing you and stamp the tree using the Versamark pad and dust with gold mica powder. Take the left over negative after cutting out the oblong and glue this to the base card with the gold mica side facing towards you. Next glue the oblong inside this with the black, stamped side facing you.
Cut a piece of acetate to fit over the rainbow paper and onto this stamp the Christmas Greeting, the snow and the stag using the black Stazon pad. Lay this over the base card and fix with glue in each corner. Next glue the four small black triangles in each corner (covering up the glue)
Glue the circle on top of the acetate with the gold edge overlapping the black oblong. Cut out a flower from the left-over black card with mica on it, do the same with the flourish and glue these to the base card. Cut out a further flower from some pink patterned paper and glue to the centre of the flower. Add some Glitz Gel to the flower.
Punch out some black and gold circles from the left-over card and glue a few onto the acetate beside the stag. Phew!! well you now have a finished card. This does take a little time to make but I think the end result is worth the time and patience. I do hope you think so too. Until my next blog, take care and have a lovely weekend.
Love and rainbows,
Hugs Jennifer xx