Hi folks! Sorry I haven't been around much lately but I have been beavering away making some cards for Joanna Sheen. These lush new Diva stamps were on Create and Craft this morning so it's OK to share them with you now. I have to say I had so much fun creating these samples. The images are a dream to stamp. When I saw this little Diva knitting I just knew I had to create a huge ball of wool for her.
I rushed out to the shops and bought some wool (not being a knitter I had none in the house....you may see this wool appearing on many cards in the future ;o) I made the large circle card blank using my Gypsy and Cricut, cutting an extra circle the same size. I then cut across the bottom of all the layers so the card stands well. I added dry adhesive to both sides of the loose circle using my Xyron X4 and wound the wool around it. I stamped the image and coloured it with Copic Markers. When I cut her out I left a small white boarder all around as I felt it would help the image 'pop'. I adhered the 'ball of wool' to the front of the card using dimensional glue gel. I did have to old it in place for a good 5 mins as the glue took hold.... it had a tendency to spring up at the edges... lots of patience required for this one.
I covered the inside with some patterned paper from K&Co and used my Nestabilities to die cut the circle and scalloped circle. The little ball of wool and knitting needles was also part of the stamp set. I finished off the card by adding the stamped sentiment that I backed onto some gold mirri card and used some wool to tie a bow.
I am hoping to squeeze in some time this weekend to make a card for this weeks Dare U 2 Digi Stamp challenge which is already underway. The challenge is not to use any patterned paper and of course, to use a digi stamp. My fellow DT have come up with some great ideas. Hop on over if you would like some inspiration.
Ciao for now!