Hello everyone, I have some fun and exciting news to share today...I was invited by Brenda to join the Allsorts challenge design team. This is the perfect reason for me to start making more cards again. I have to admit, I have neglected my blog/hobby a little bit lately with the excuse that I don't have time, which is somewhat true, but since I enjoy card making so much, I now have a reason again to find or make the time😊. Thank you Brenda, and thank you to the Allsorts team for allowing me to be part of your amazing team!
Today I am sharing my first DT card for Allsorts challenge. Helene is our hostess this time and she would like to see us use some metal or a charm. Here is what I came up with...
I used a stamp from PSX (K2883), it's a really old stamp, sadly the company is no longer in business, but the stamp is new to me, I just discovered this company last Fall and found some of their stamps on ebay.
I heat embossed the image on Bristol Vellum card stock, then colored using Zig clean color brush pens. Sentiment was also heat embossed. The sentiment is from the clear set Allegro by Penny Black. I thought it went so well with the image.
For my metal piece I used a clip from SU's Hodgepodge hardware set (retired) and tied a gingham ribbon scrap onto it. The image panel has been adhered to the card front with dimensionals. Not sure if you can tell, but the whole image has been covered with wink of stella for some nice shimmer. A close up is below, but I think the sparkles are more visible in the photo above.
I love all the details on this image and had to have it once I saw it. Luckily I found it at a reasonable price, which is sometimes hard with these stamps as they are now considered a collectable.
I hope you'll come join us this week at Allsorts, we have a great prize by Tattered Lace on offer.
I am also playing along here:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Stampaive and More - Embossing (heat embossed image and sentiment)
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Thanks so much for visiting and hope you enjoy your weekend!
I'll be spending it at home relaxing and drinking hot tea to help me get over this flu/cough or whatever virus the kids passed on to me.