Mother’s Day card: watercolour flowers

Mother's Day flowers

What:

Rather than creating a straight-line panel, I used stamps and masking to build up a flower pattern following the basic angled shape and then fussy cut around the flowers. This was my first attempt at slightly more complex masking and I’m rather pleased with how it turned out, though fussy cutting Distress watercolour paper without creasing it is not the easiest of tasks.
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Blank card: Glitter balloons

Glitter balloons

What:

I’ve watched many card-making challenges go past in my feed reader; always thinking that I’d give them a go, but never getting around to it in time (or simply forgetting about them). This time I was determined to actually make a card, possibly even in time to enter it…

I’m not one hundred per cent happy with this card — it’s okay and it will be used. I’m not quite sure what I’d do to improve it: I would have liked to have had some brighter glitter to hand, and maybe I wouldn’t bother with the silver watercolour in the background if I made it again. I don’t dislike it, it just could have been better somehow.

I really need more practice using the stamp n’ bond to stick the glitter down… And better lighting for photographing cards in the evening…
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Birthday card: Camper van polaroid

Camper van polaroid

What:

A birthday card for my brother’s other half, another VW camper van fan. I’ve used the camper van stamp before, for my brother, and that time I used Copics to colour it. I wanted to do something different for this one, so I got out the foil and, after much fiddling (it was the first time I’ve tried using foil) ended up with one shiny red van. The shine doesn’t really show up in this photo, but you can see it in the detail pic at the bottom of this post.
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