Well this was very nearly the last card I was ever going to make!!... I was searching high and low for black card (one of my 'must haves') and couldnt find any anywhere :( Its quite hard to find online (I dont have craft shops nearby) and its quite expensive too, so I was in a bit of a panic and spent hours trawling through my stuff to find some.
Luckily (phew) I found a few more pieces, but if anyone knows where you can buy it quite reasonably, then please give me a shout. :)
So, onto the card (lol) This card is for the Kenny K Krafty Girlz challenge this week which is 'circles'. I came across this 12x12 March Johnson paper in my stash, and couldnt bear to cut up the sentiment, so I have used a 10x7 inch rectangle card which is mahoosive! :) This shape doesnt appear too well on a blog though does it but if you click the image it will enlarge.
I usually print my digi images in bulk, so they are set after a few days, but I only had one of these images printed. It took several attempts to get the colourway right on this though as my ivory promarker kept smudging the black ink as it was freshly printed. Now over on Minas blog there is a digi-stamp tutorial for watercolouring etc. and it recommended heating the image with a heat gun a few times to set the ink. This worked a total treat, so thank you Mina for that. :)
I used some metal corners from stash, Nesties and Marianne doily dies, MgGill branch punch and Roses from WOC. The Epoxy sentiment is also March Johnson (I have no idea when or where I got them!), and I have distressed the edges of the paper. I also used Sakura pens to add a bit of sparkle to the branch punches and also the image (not clear on pic).
I am entering this card in the below competitions:
Kenny K Krafty Girlz - Circles
Allsorts challenge - Sentiment
Paper Sundaes - 3 toppings, Flowers, Distressing and Pink (2nd entry)
Creative Inspirations - Distressing
One Stitch at a Time - Make it pretty - 3rd entry
Papertake Weekly - Putting on the glitz. I have bling and glitter pens on this card
Cute Card Thursday - Shiny and glossy - epoxy sentiment sticker and metal corners
PaperPlay challenges - Add Shine - epoxy sentiment and metal corners, also glitter pens and bling
Dutch Dare - Sparkle, glitter and bling
Stamp Something - Funky
Thanks so much for looking, and I hope everyone has a fab weekend. Good luck to everyone in these challenges :)