Happy Thursday! It's so nearly the weekend - just one more day to go!!
I've been hoping to post this card for AGES! Believe it or not I posted it first class and in true Royal Mail style at the mo it took a bloomin' week to complete its journey, and it looks set that the postal strike is going ahead next week :o( Well fingers crossed it won't because there's nothing quite like receiving a card through the post is there?!
This card is for my fabulous friend (and fellow PTI addict) Kate! I always have a stash of cards to send (just look at my previous creations to know what I've got!) but I really wanted to make a card that screamed out, "Kate!" to me, as well as giving me a perfect excuse to play with my new Friends 'til the End PTI Set ;D
If Kate could be a colour I think she'd definitely be PTI's Aqua Mist along with some scrummy Kraft and so my colour combo was pretty much decided for me (I just threw in some Dark Chocolate for good measure too!)We were joking on the phone before I made this about how much stuff I own and tried to justify keeping when Chris and I moved to our new place. I also confessed that I have so many things that were 'crazes' or 'fads' that have just gone outta my stamping style. This includes the hundreds of eyelets and gromlets I own along with my Crop-a-dile 2. Needless to say, for a giggle I was determined to get crop-a-diling and placed a gromlet through the flower ;DThe flower looked a little 'flat' when I stamped it, so to add more depth I used a Versamark Pen to create some shadows and went over this with a Copic Spica Pen. I wished I taken a pic before and after because the difference was so cool but it looks kinda subtle here! It sparkles so much more IRL y'know!
(All PTI Unless Stated!)
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Aqua Mist Bitty Dot Basics, Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Kraft Card Blank (Hero Arts)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Versamark
Accessories: Vintage Cream Satin Ribbon, Aqua Mist Vintage Button, Gromlet, Crop-a-dile II, Copic Clear Spica Pen
So although it took a week to reach Kate, I think she liked it! I know I LOVED making it and will be playing with that stamp set much more - though not before I start playing with my newer PTI goodies and I've already put my order in for more this month - eek!
Thanks so much for stopping by!! I'll be back soon with a card I'll confess I'm kinda proud of...
Catch ya later!