Now, I know a lot of you don't like green but I do. In fact, I don't think that there's many colours in crafting that I'm frightened of using. When you make cards for friends and family then you can choose favourite colours but in my job I have to use whatever is new or popped on a show and sometimes that's really good. Using something out of your comfort zone makes you think - you have to use the old grey matter. Sometimes it's a real challenge, believe me and there are many occasions when something doesn't turn out as I would like but that's life. Indeed some cards I put off blogging as I really don't like them but then I run low and have to blog them, you lot go and surprise me my loving them! Works the other way sometimes too.
Anyway, enough waffling. Here's today's green card (and please - no comments about not liking the colour!).
The black background is simply a piece of black card run through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Chiaro Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern.
I dusted a piece of black card with an anti-static bag and stamped the large image from the Creative Expressions Artsy Floral Stamp Set using Perfect Medium. If you have trouble stamping large images you can easily stamp this by popping your stamp face up on your craft sheet and take the card to the stamp. Keep a couple of fingers on it all the time and use the other hand to rub the card into the stamp - don't press into the card just rub. It doesn't matter if you catch any ink from the edge of the stamp as in this card I have torn around the edges of the image. I added Cosmic Shimmer Golden Lime Blaze Embossing Powder from the Brights Set and heat set. I tore around the edges. I tore around the edges of a slightly larger piece of white card and inked around the edges with Forest Moss Distress Ink.
I stamped the co-ordinating flower from the Creative Expressions Whimsical Floral Stamp Set onto black card, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with the Golden Lime Blaze Powder. I cut them out and popped them on top of the main image with Foam Pads.
Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black around the edges.
My cough is very much better now - not gone, but much better.
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