The floral theme challenge filled the gallery with 172 beauties covering all styles!! Truly a feast for the eyes :-) Great work everyone.
This week at The Card Concept we are really changing gear, have a look at the challenge photo. Lime, espresso and white......not only does it get the saliva running (if you have a sweet tooth), it will also inspire you to get those fingers inky. Enjoy!
This week I have been a little taken up with my new Silhouette Cameo. I have had it for two weeks but it wasn't until this week that I had a day free to learn how to use it. By the end of the day I was able to print and cut, and trace and cut my own designs.....sooooo exciting. There are such wonderful tutorials available on using the machine, one of my favorites is adding fancy edges to a circle using dingbats, I love my dingbat circles. Check out Kay's blog .
The numbers were the first project on the machine. I had saved this sheet of numbers some time ago. I used them to practice my first trace and cut. Perfect! They were blue gradient filled, but a swipe or two of Colorbox green pigment ink fixed that. These numbers were the starting point for my card.
For the background, I stenciled a little moulding paste, coloured with green ink, through a gorgeous new stencil I have just purchased. It's from The Crafter's Workshop - Mini Sketch Grid. It is so delicate, I love it's broken irregular design. Their fabulous designs can be seen here.
I have used Spellbinders Banner Basics 3 for the banner, Clearly Besotted 'You Are' stamp set for the sentiments and Prima wood for the Ampersand.
I have seen photos on Facebook showing huge amounts of snow in some areas of the US, I just can't imagine how those affected are coping. Do have a safe and creative week.