Hello and thanks for visiting :-)
I've been a bit quiet on the cardmaking-front this week: it's school holidays plus I haven't been well - but I did manage to make this card which is for a lady's 80th birthday which was quick and easy. I didn't want the card to 'SHOUT' 80 years old because I know this person wouldn't like it - so I just merely tried to make something elegant and pretty for the occasion. This basket of roses is an old PSX (Personal Stamp Exchange) stamp which I have had forever. PSX are no longer in business but I believe Inkadinkado bought alot of their beautiful designs. I did actually find this PSX stamp on EBay USA for about US$8 - and then found another one for US$52!! Eeek - it pays to check your prices!! Some of the rarer PSX stamps sell for heaps on EBay - I am sitting on a goldmine - pity I love them so much that I don't want to sell them!! Anyway, enough waffling, and onto the card itself.......
I stamped the image with Versafine Vintage Sepia, heat-set it, then coloured it with OMS and a mix Prismacolor and Derwent Colorsoft pencils. I added some pink I-Kan-dee Pearlescent chalk around the image which adds a soft, subtle sparkle - alas not really captured by the camera :-(
The tiny pink hearts are the leftover punchies from my EK Success Arrows border punch; I added some pink AI glitter to them.
The BEAUTIFUL white embossed background was done with a new embossing folder by an Australian company called Craft Concepts which only arrived in my mailbox this week. I had it on Pre-order for months and so glad it's finally here. Not sure if you can get it outside Australia. It uses the same sandwich in your Cuttlebug as other folders, ie: A plate, B plate, folder w/cardstock, B plate.
Please note that the pink cardstock deckled oval was hand-cut so I could have a small border to the main image panel. The ribbon was made in 2 separate elements, and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy.
The sentiment is from a set by Elzybells who are closing on the 30th September :-( Just checked on their website, and it's sold out.
Challenges: I am entering this card into Bizzy Becs Creatalicious Challenge #14 of pink, brown and green. See this link for the deets.
I am also popping this card into the Splitcoaststampers 'Free for All' Challenge F4A24 of "It's garden pickin' time" where the main image is from your garden - either fruit or flowers. As it is Spring here where I live and my garden is alive with daffodils, anemones, freesias and carpet roses after a long, cold Winter, I HAD to pick flowers for the main image.
Thanks again for stopping by - hope to see you again soon!
Stamps: PSX G-2548 (retired), Sentiment: from Elzybells Spring Cubes 20-015-CC clear stamp set (no longer available)
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinder Large Deckled Oval Nestabilities, Craft Concepts Budding Vine embossing folder, I-Kan-Dee pearlescent chalk, OMS, Prismacolor pencils, Derwent Coloursoft pencils, paper stumps, Art Institute pink glitter, Bow Easy, pink sheer ribbon, heat-gun, Cardstock: KW Doggett Knight white, Bazzill pink, Basic Grey pink rhinestones
Punches: EK Success Arrows border, Stampin' Up corner