Looking through the stash I also noticed there were no anniversary cards - some fund raiser I am! Hardly any men cards and no anniversary ones!
So I made a couple quick and quite basic ones yesterday.
I was really pleased with the first one - thought it was clean and simple and kinda cute. I used my favoutite swiss dots embossing folder and just matted and layered onto black card, then added a scalloped border and some red/white polka dot ribbon which matched perfectly with the little red birdie.
The birdies are from Summer Driggs, printed out twice and used 3d pads after cutting out to give them some dimension then put the cut out ones on top of the original printed ones. Matted and layered onto red and black card and put on the front of the card.
Admiring my handiwork I then came up with what I thought was a 'good' idea.Make them shiny! So out with the glossy accents and a couple of sparkly gems for the birdies eyes. Great....................... until I saw how the glossy accents had dried................... my black and white spotty birdie is now navy blue and grey and my red and white one is now dark red and pink............... I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Note to self - next time the light bulb goes on and presents you with an idea, try it out on scrap first - or - turn the switch off!
OH says it looks fine and it's only because I know what the original one looked like - he thinks I'm a terrible critic of my own work, so it will go in the stash and I will do another - this time without the glossy accents!
So into the following challenges it goes -
- Fancy Borders
Just Some Lines
Challenge Up Your Life
- No patterned Papers
The second one is lacking something but have no idea what - think I'm in such a tizz about the first am not thinking straight - so - I shall share it with you now then put it to one side and try and finish it later!
I used the scrap embossed paper from the first card and some K and Co paper. Digi stamp coloured with 'pear green' promarker (how novel! LOL) and once again some glossy accents - some polka dot ribbon and ???? No idea!
Hope I can come up with something later to tie it all together!