I've had a very busy week...make that a couple of busy weeks! I have managed to get one card made but I was down sick over the weekend having contracted a stomach virus somewhere, but I'm better now, fever is gone and my energy level is almost back up to normal.
Here is a card I did manage to get finished, though it was started over a week ago...it was made using the Friday Sketcher's Challenge for this week.
I decided to join the Magnolia-licious Mingle for August. This is a one on one swap where you make a card using a Magnolia image and send it to the person who's name appears beneath yours on the list. I won't reveal who the recipient of this card is, just in case she checks out my blog. But of course she can always go back to the list and check it for herself.
This image was received from a friend, who stamped me out some images on different kinds of paper to see what I thought. This image was done on Manga Paper. It worked pretty well, but took up a lot of ink. However it blended really well. I'm not sure what the name of this Tilda is, as I believe she is directly from Sweden.
I really struggled with embellishments on this card. I tried one thing and then another and everything seemed to overwhelm my image and the sketch that I used. I loved the sketch, and I even tried out some fancy stitching around my base circle. Finally in the end, after a little Un-Do was applied, I reduced the size of my embellishments and kept them pretty simple.
Here is a close up that includes my little tag held on with a small Library clip...
The tag was cut on my Cricut using Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge. Then I used the sentiment from SU So Many Sayings and my Big Ugly stamp positioner to get it set up correctly.
Finally the inside of my card. It's very simple as I ran out of dsp...
I do appreciate your stopping by to see what I've got accomplished this week and feel free to leave a comment.
Paper - Xpedex white, SU Ballet Blue, Making Memories English Garden dsp
Stamps - Magnolia, Stampin' Up!
Ink - Copic Markers, Adirondack Lights, SU Marker - Ballet Blue, Chocolate Chip, Distress Ink - Brushed Curdoroy
Ribbon - Generic, SU - Brocade Blue
Other embellishments - Flowers by Hero Arts, Crafters Floss, Buttons - Generic and SU