29 April 2013

Friend

Do you have a collection of special little objects you've been saving for a rainy day? I found this old skeleton key on the footpath when I was out walking one afternoon. I loved the shape of it, the rust, and the hint of white paint on the barrel. I carried my find home and tucked it safely away, knowing I'd find the perfect use for it. And here it is! A vintage-style friendship card which wasn't quite finished until I added the rusty old key. Funny, that :-)

Paper - Basic Grey
Card - Bazzill 
Embellishments - Collections rusty number tiles, Collections word, Kaisercraft rhinestones, found key, ribbon



10 April 2013

Thanks For Being You

Hello April! Oh how the months are flying by. It will soon be Christmas (in July!) But first, Mother's Day....... I'm a big fan of the faux watercolour technique, and I had an idea to use butterfly stamps to make a watery, confetti-like background. I created the usual mess of ink and water but the result was well worth it because I love my butterfly paper! From there it was simply a matter of dressing my card with ribbon, tape and a couple of buttons. Give this technique a go.... think outside the box and experiment with your stamp collection. Bold designs work best!

Stamps - Darkroom Door DDRS025 Butterflies stamp set
Ink - Distress
Card - Bazzill
Paper - orange mulberry
Embellishments - Typo blue gingham tape, ribbon, buttons
Other - Dymo label maker and tape, gold glitter glue, sewing needle, embroidery thread, water mister bottle