Good morning everyone, the weekend is nearly here and I certainly need mine after some wrestling with a very nasty VAT return this week as well as having to do 3 others!
I did have a little respite though as it was lovely and sunny yesterday so I went to Arundel with my daughter and had a great time browsing the antique markets then had tea and cake at a tearoom where we saw a fat little robin eating someone's leftover scone.
This brings me neatly to my vintage card for this week's challenge over at Polka Doodles where our theme is What's the Word Bird? This is one of the samples made for Nikky for last week's Create and Craft shows and is the one I was most pleased with. So without further ado, here it is!
The papers and all elements on my card are from the new Studio 12 Picknix Collection 2 CD - Gingerbread Twist which has the most beautiful papers, images and gorgeous script too.
A little serendipity came in here to as I printed out the holly frame using a new pack of my usual smooth card only to find that 2 days later, the ink was still wet as when I sponged on the Distress inks it smudged rather badly. Inspiration struck so I printed it out again and added clear detail embossing powder and heated - problem solved! I inked the frame with Distress inks in Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss and Pine Needles then cut it out and dry embossed the centre with the Cuttlebug holly sprig folder. I then rubbed Forest Moss over the raised areas.
I printed out the little robin, cut him out and rubbed Black Soot Distress ink round all the edges to make him really pop and added him to the frame with foam tape.
I added the holly panel to a red glitter card panel then assembled the card with panels of paper from the CD together with backing paper to which I added a brown faux stitched edge. The final touch was a sentiment border made by dropping the gorgeous script text into a Word document, printing it out and trimming the edges then inking them with Vintage Photo Distress ink.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx
Some challenges for my card:
My Mum's Craft Shop - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Early Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenge - Things With Wings
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Winged Things
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