I'd like you to meet the card I made that made me take the plunge with Stampin Up!:
I'd seen this card in a book by Kimber McGray and it's another one of those that took me a month to collect everything together so I could make it.
I've run the white cardstock through my Bigshot with a polka dot embossing folder, then stamped the dove and the polka dots on the kraft card. I didn't think it was very bright so I heat embossed it with white embossing powder and was very pleased with the result. The ribbon was a bit of a bargain in Derby market, as it was only 19p a metre. I decided to splash out (the last of the big spenders!) Hopefully I can go there again as she had some fabulous buttons, too, which would have made a focal point on a card with very little else.
How do you know if you've made a good card? I find, if I stare at a card for ages and ages after I've made it, it means it's a good card! Do you have anything like that where your brain knows you've come up with a good idea? Or maybe it's just me!! Let me know.
I'm off to make a mug of hot chocolate before bed, and to look around at what you've all been up to.
Thanks for dropping in today, your comments are much appreciated.