After a craft free day yesterday I was itching to create this morning. My friends Chrissie and Mandi launched their new challenge blog last week 'Less is More' and their first week was a huge success. Let's keep the momentum going and join in with their second challenge which is a one layer card featured flowers or trees. Here's mine:
Now I've strayed out of my comfort zone for a change and used Always Artichoke card as my base and a rub on as the feature! The gorgeous flower is from the rub on set Hidden Garden Blossoms. I was going to create a border around the image but decided I've seen this alreday on lots of other cards and wanted to do something else. So I chose my sentiment from the Sale-A-Bration FREE stamp set So Happy For You. It's easy to think of this particluar sentiment as one to use on a sympathy card, but sometimes a friend just needs to know you are there, perfect I think. I stamped it using Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder before drawing my line with the white gel pen. Again I had to stop myself drawing the white border all the way around the card!
I wanted to use the smaller matching rub on to make a gift tag to match and here is whefre my total bodge job happened! Erm, I'd just finished the heat embossing when I dropped the card and smudged the sentiment. Humph:
Decided it wasn't good enough and used another image to create the gift card instead:
Now do I get points out of ten for resisting to use any ribbon, pearls or gems on this? Have a fun Sunday whatever you're doing. I'm off for a soak in the bath and then an afternoon of crafting awaits me whilst hubby and the boys have an afternoon to themselves.