I know it's been an absolute age since I posted anything! I have been making cards, I just haven't found the time to take photographs and post them. I've been making entries for a bunch of challenges and missed ALL the deadlines - ha ha! I've decided that I will post the cards I've made, despite not being able to enter them :)
This particular card is one of the most recent ones I made. It was for a colleague who works in a neighbouring team as she left today to start her new job - good luck Monika!
I was given a brief (as I haven't known the guys that long!) of red and owls. Hmm, red and owls...not really my go to colour or theme. Then I saw the sketch at Retro Sketches and the little lightbulb in my brain that has barely been on in ages lit up! And...I have just realised there are 8 hours left still to enter so I HAVEN'T missed the deadline! Woohoo!
Here's the card...
I made a mask and blended first Wild Honey and then Barn Door onto the card front. Then a made a little banner and heat embossed the sentiment. The owl is heat embossed in WOW! Black Glint embossing powder which has a very subtle sparkle to it - as the name suggests! I like it because it's not over the top, but it's a little bit more interesting than the plain black for such a simple card. I added some pearls and c'est voila, fini!
It actually took much longer than that to make as I couldn't quite decided how to finish it or if it even WAS finished? Do you know what I mean?! I was a bit underwhelmed with the outcome, although it has grown on me. However, when I took it to work everyone seemed to love it, Monika included so that's the main thing!
Here is the sketch I used...
I hope you've all had a good week and enjoy your weekend! I'm working tomorrow but I am hoping to post something again soon, even if it's another poor guy that missed its' deadline :)
Thanks for stopping by and sticking with me ;)
Card: Paper Mill Direct - White, Smooth Grey, Black
Stamps: Clear Impressions - Wild & Free, Cherry Blossom
Ink: Distress Ink - Wild Honey, Barn Door; VersaColor - Silver; Versamark
Other: WOW! - Black Glint, Silver Super Fine; pearls and rhinestones