What a lovely theme for a challenge on this grey and dreary day in February. As far as cardmaking goes I am thoroughly in the mood for Spring type cards so I dived in for this Cute Card Thursday challenge. When I saw one of Bev's recent cards I noticed she had used a set of Tapestry Peg stamps to create a border and it immediately reminded me that I had a set unopened in my stash. To be honest I'd been a bit scared of what to do with them! Nothing like a bit of inspiration from a fellow crafter to get the creative juices flowing so thanks Bev, you're a diamond! If you zoom in close you can get a better idea of how the stamps work.
As you can see I decided to create my border around the edge of the card and go nude in the middle! That is to say that I've left some of my card white again, something I wouldn't have dared to do until Sarita gave me the inspiration.... oh these peeps help me out so much!!!
Whilst I'm in the mood to acknowledge the help friends have given me I'll mention Tab too! This lovely lady first highlighted me to colouring with Polychromatic pencils and I have used them to colour my lovely Tilda this time, instead of my trusted ProMarkers. Does you good to get out of your comfort zone occasionally after all! Tab is most certainly the Polys queen I think!!
Materials: Image - Magnolia Sentiment - Studio G Stamps Dies - Bosscut Vine Colouring - Polychromatic Pencils Flowers - Prima, Flora Doodles Embellishments - Ribbon and Brads from my stash Accents - Liquid Pearls
Stop press! Have you noticed I haven't used any design papers..... no, not one! You see, it can be done, hee hee!
I'll apologise in advance because I have a feeling I might be using these Tapestry stamps again and again now that I've seen what can be achieved.
Cardmaking is my passion and I love sharing tips and ideas with other talented crafters. I wake up with ideas buzzing around in my head and go to sleep the same way. My family think I'm bonkers but that's fine by me. I have an ever-growing wishlist, made worse by all the wonderful cards I see when hopping around on a daily basis. I have made some wonderful friends through my hobby, long may it continue!!
Everything on this blog is my own work unless otherwise stated. I am extremely flattered if you take inspiration from the things I make and would be happy to visit you and see your work if you have used my designs as a base for creating your own projects. Please do not copy my unique designs and do not lift my work for competition or publication purposes, as this is a breach of copyright and will be reported accordingly. Thank you.