Saturday, August 15, 2015

I'm Baaaaack.....

Wow, I really have dropped the ball since July, havent I? Only one other post and that didn't offer very much, did it?
Ive had so many things on, here there and everywhere, that I decided to take a little pressure off me, by not trying to post regularly...It simply puts unreal expectations on me, that I cant meet & I feel like a failure!!

With that in mind, I have these cards to share with you.

Sadly, the loss of a baby is something that occurs to many families. This may be through a pregnancy gone wrong, a still born or a child gaining its wings soon after death. While this isnt a card that I wish to make, it absolutely is something that needs to be acknowledged, however hard.
I have spoken to many women, through my work, that say that simply having their baby acknowledged & their name spoken, means so much to them.

I stamped this with White Kraft ink first, let that dry and then stamped with the blue, slightly off the white. Somehow I have never used this technique for any other card...

Using Blushing Bride and Whisper White, I came up with this simple & quick Get Well Card. While I dont usually do or like pink cards, I do like the cleanliness of this one!! The butterfly is cut using the Sizzix Butterlfly die in the Big Shot & a couple of pearls, to add to the softness.
It's quite rare for me to make a card with no sentiment, but I felt that Swallowtail, (the name of this large butterfly stamp), needed nothing else to make it work.
You will see though, there is a slight 'red' tinge to the edges of the wings. I used the 'Rock 'n "Roll' technique, one that is quite easy to get a great result. 
By inking your lighter colour first, you then 'roll' the very edges of the stamp, on the darker colour, only picking up a little bit of the stronger colour. 
When you have stamped on your card, be sure to completely clean your stamp before you place it on any other ink pad or your could ruin it!!

Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a message of your thoughts on my 3 very different cards.
I hope to not let you hold your breathe so long again, in the future... Especially as I have some gorgeous Card In Boxes to share with you next!!
They are certainly worth waiting for!!

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