Some of you will know that I get to sell some of my cards. They are at a set price, and as I like to give value for money to my customers, I make them all 6"x6" (more or less) and they have quite a lot on them. The trouble is, I have lots of smaller card blanks that I need to use up. Some of them are cream and they're only 12.5cm square, and I don't feel I can charge a lot for them as they're fairly small. So I've decided to use them for the church sale, then I can charge less for them.
And so, having experimented with my inks the other day, I came up with this. I don't have many inks (No Tim Holtz yet - sob!) so had to play about quite a bit, and be a lot firmer than I'd expected, in order to achieve this effect. I cut a circle of card out and held it in the middle while I sponged the lilac all over the rest of the card. Then I removed the circle and stamped the owl image from Little Claire's Designs in the space. I used a brown 'brilliance' ink so it looks embossed when it dries. I realised I couldn't colour it with Promarkers otherwise it would show through the back of the card, so I just left it, and added the sentiment at the bottom.
BUT: I know you probably know all about these, but I have just discovered 'Creatables' by Marianne Designs. They are little dies and they're fabulous. I've used them to make the flower that's at the top of the card. I did it in lilac just to see how they worked, but liked it so much I added it to the card. I am so impressed with them I think I'll be collecting quite a few.
Have a great weekend, everyone, thanks for dropping by today.