Good morning one and all, the wind has dropped and there is actually come sunshine today, rather cold still but at least bright. I had a trip to Sir Stampalot yesterday, first outing in two weeks apart from hospital etc., that is........so where else would I go on my first outing ? Oh food for the family I hear you say, goodness me no, what's the point in wasting valuable time doing that when I can order out to Tesco. And afraid I seem to have come home with new stash, some new Hero, Penny Black and Magenta stamps and the most yummy book of DP's from K&Co Winter Wonderland range. So hopefully some playtime with my upcoming DT projects that I will be sharing with you shortly.
This card is for this weeks Penny Black challenge, not entered last two weeks as the crafting has been limited, but feeling almost back into the groove now and this is what I have come up with for their 'Autumn Breezes' theme.
I first stamped around the edge of my mat cut on Cricut Storybook inking just the small branch of Penny Black 3982K Golden Leaves.......very apt I thought, with versamark and embossed with detail clear. Next I distressed the edges with Tim Holts Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade and just a touch of Aged Mahogany. I then stamped the larger branches with Brilliance Thyme and embossed with detail clear.
The border section was punched with what seems to be a new EK punch Dotted Wave........how on earth I managed to get that into my basket yesterday I have absolutely no idea, but seeing it's here felt I have to use it. The leaves are cut with a Woodware punch and inked and embossed with detail clear to give them some shine. The fibres under the borders and some string mesh I picked up at a garden centre and DP's are My Minds Eye.