Can you believe another week has gone by it is crazy how fast it goes when you are soooo busy , I just haven't known where this year has flown to but gosh its gone like Concorde in the early days lol.
As you all know Visible Image had a fab new launch last week with new stamp sets called Express yourself so this week I am showing another one of the cards I made with 2 of the fab stamps from the Be happy set.
For this one I have kept it fairly simple and used just one ink, some Mica , embossing powder, 1 backing stamp and 2 sentiment main focus stamps from the new set. Of course I then decorated it with a few simple flowers and some natural fibres and bows but you can decorate with anything you have of course or leave it plainer for a gentleman.
Here is today's card.
This is what my backing piece looked like at this stage, I then decided to add some dots with the grunge polka dot background too in the same way so I haven't shown that as it is the same as this , I just held the stamp in my hand rather then on a block so I could get in where I wanted to for this one. I measured out some mats and started to put them together next.
Here is the very back in gold and black.
I stamped out the 'Life is what you make it ' stamp onto black card with perfect medium embossing ink and added this gold embossing powder and of course tapped off the excess and heat set.
Below I have added the lovely new stamp set and the backing stamp I used for this one too.
Be happy set from The Express Yourself sentiment range.
Grunge Polka dot background stamp.
I hope you have enjoyed this small tutorial I have enjoyed using these stamp sets of course as they are lovely, I hope you managed to get anything you wanted in the Black friday sale from Visible Image too as they had there huge up to 40% off sale over the weekend and their prices are already absolutely brilliant.
I have a few updates as I have simply had no time to update the comment section recently which saddens me as I always love to chat to you all and keep up with comps and things .
So firstly You will all be pleased to hear my mum was out of bed and walked in the hospital for the first time yesterday and the doctors are now saying she is probably as well as they can get her again now so may decide to discharge her later this week and as she has refused to go into a rehab place to get her strength more first so she will go home again with carers several times a day so I wanted to thank you for all your support and kind words and wishes on this. I know this will be part of our lives now for a while but it is good when things settle down even for a short time to gain a little momentum again as it were.
Secondly , I am so so so sorry to all those still waiting for gifts, cards and prezzies from my give away which was ages away now. I keep planning to get to the post office as i have several to get out and then get called to the hospital or had several meetings and now on my third week back to work. My post office also closes on Wednesday which does not help. I know I have received a few emails from you all and I am about to answer them personally but this is the first chance I have had to get even on here. I do apologise I know you must be frustrated but the light is here at the end of the tunnel as it were now and i will get some help the end of the week to get this done, but just think it has allowed time to get a few extra bits in with your goodies by way of apologies for lateness. I do have to personally post every item myself though I don't have anyone helping as the giveaways I decide to do are all done by myself and not connected to any of the companies I design for at all. Just to give you a little insight in the process. So again my humble apologies and I will email as soon as I have put them in the post this week so you will all know they are on route.
Thank you again for your patience, I also pass on all your good wishes to my mum and when she is having lucid moments she is very grateful for your kind words as am I always.
Crafty huge hugs