Having a practise at a collar card:
Visiting a friend the other day, I haven't seen her for an age, I decided to make her an Autumn postcard:
My dewdrop ink pads are awful, just too dry when they arrived, so I think I shall have to buy something else.
A gatefold card - the front:
Cosmic Shimmer Opal Paint trials. For this first try on kraft card, I coloured the card in one colour, then embossed:
The greeting on this one is upside down and back to front:
Some trials with using just an embossing folder:
Here are my first few attempts. A Springer Spaniel puppy! I just adore this stamp, but I am probably biased. On the right, it has been stamped on kraft card with a black pigment ink. On the left, I was cleaning the stamp onto white paper. It is slightly smudged as it was just a clean off. Two different looks due to the card colour. I like both:
Below, on just the kraft card, I have customised the picture a little. I think this would be good to do for anyone who has a springer, if you have a picture of them. Brown watercolour pens have been used in the eyes and patches of fur, the collar has been coloured in red:
Again, black pigment ink was used for the image but this time, was embossed with clear powder:
image on the kraft card was coloured using some cheapo watercolour
brush pens from Lidl (£3.99). I am actually impressed with them but
colouring in, for the moment, isn't what I am too interested in doing.
Christmas cards for 2020: