I'm determined to win some of you over to Ethel & Murray so today's card is very bright as a contrast to the awful weather we've been having lately.
This is one of Ethel's mates and as you can see she's into her keep fit even though she's 'over 70 baby!'
The background paper is the same as the stripey one I used in yesterdays post - just the other side. It's Creative Expressions Foundations Dot and Dash Paper.
I stamped the image from the Creative Expressions Well Adjusted Women Stamp Set onto a 3" x 4" piece of white card using Coffee Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I inked around the edges with Mustard Seed Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.
I stamped the image again onto a piece of white card that was just big enough using the Coffee Archival and embossed with the clear powder. I coloured this image using a selection of Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks and then cut it out using scissors and a craft knife. I added 3D foam pads to to the back and then some glue stick - this meant that I could mount the coloured image on top of the uncoloured version and move it till it was lined up perfectly.
I cut a frame for the image out of yellow card using Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles and Large Labels. It makes such a pretty frame, don't you think? I glued the frame to the image using Cosmic Shimmer Glue and mounted the whole lot onto 3d foam pads.
I cut 2 borders out of yellow card and edged them with the Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Bracket (I so want 2 sets of those!). I cut 2 strips of green card and cut an insert in them using the Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Postage Stamp. I glued them together and added them to my card.
I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Coffee Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Large Labels and inked through the die with the Mustard Seed Distress Ink. I made a faux nestie out of yellow card (draw round the outside of the die and cut out with scissors). I added this to the card using 3d foam pads.
Are you swayed? I'll keep trying.
Don't forget that Sue is launching her new dies on Create & Craft today at 11am and 4pm.
Thanks for stopping by.