Hi all! As you have guessed, my experiments into cardmaking are in full swing :) And this time, it is stamping!! I was just waiting for a perfect occasion to make use of all the information gleaned from Stamping videos on youtube and I did get a very special one...
The celebration of fifty years of a woman's life which has had a mixture of joys, challenges, sufferings, incessant work, achievements, tribulations and what not is no small thing. Especially when it is your mother-in-law's! So, I wanted to make it more special for her through this card. And I had to do it late at night after she slept so I could maintain the surprise :) All the pics have been taken at night, so pardon the lighting and picture quality.
For the cover, I have used a normal print paper on which I've just used a little pink distress ink dabbed on to the acrylic block itself. And I was indeed stupefied at the transformation of a simple white sheet into a pretty background! And for the scenery, I have used pigment inks and Wildflower stamps of Tech Tuesdays. Embellishment is lent by pink glitter foam flowers from Itsy Bitsy and pearls.
Here is the inside of the card:
I have used kundan stones to form the magical numerals and stamps again for the sentiments (Everyday - Wow! Sentiments and Kaisercraft Mini Flowers) as you can see... The background has been made using a normal white sheet again by rubbing a sponge dabbed first with a little orange ink and then with blue. Here's a close-up of both the stamped portions:
So, do you like it? I'd love to learn more stamping techniques from you all too.. In fact, I've been avidly going through my fellow crafter friends' blogs on stamping :) I wanted to link this to Itsy Bitsy's Pretty with P Challenge but couldn't complete the card within time :-(
But then, no problem.. There's always a next time!
Along with the card, I made a sponge cake (again a first-time effort) which turned out just perfect... And when she saw the goodies, I really don't know who was more delighted - she or me :) Creating something new is very very liberating... Don't you all agree?