I have been a busy bee the last couple of days. A couple of things done but can't reveal as in case you hadn't noticed ...... Christmas is coming!!! LOL (As if you couldn't notice - I cringe every time I see the Christmas trees in the shop windows..... for goodness sake- it ain't even DECMBER yet!)
Anyway I'll stop my rambling - here is a commissioned card for a lady at the Club who's daughter is about to celebrate the BIG FIVE O........... shhhhhhh!!!!
As I was getting left behind by the creative abilities of my blogging buddies (Anne and Maureen) who have both tried this technique thought I'd better give it a try (anything so as not to be out done! lol)
I was forced (with my arm up my back) to purchase some odd looking things which looked like red handled men's shaving brushes - I was a bit concerned as I began to think my 'friends' were not telling me something..... have I developed facial hair? I peered in the mirror - no facial hair. (well none to speak of anyway....). Had the leg waxing worn off already?? (A quick roll up of the trouser leg showed this not to be the case).
Imagine my relief when I was treated to a quick demo of the intended use of these brushes - you apply INK with them... (so no need to rush out for a ton of shaving foam then....)
So here's my attempt! This is a slightly larger card than I usually make, I used Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar Distress Inks and I have to say I am feeling a little smug 'cos I also did the insert the same and I actually LIKE this card!
The bird cage and tree branch stamps are from Elusive Images and I 3d'd the bird cage after colouring with a petrol blue promarker to give some depth to the focal point of the card. Sentiment PC printed and cut out with my Nestie die and some paper flowers (which look really dark on the pic but are actually the same colour as the birdie house) with some sparkly centres to finish.
Hope the recipent likes it!
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