I felt a card making moment coming on today so instead of getting outside to tackle the lawn (the rain has eventually stopped) I thought I would torment myself into perfecting my card making skills. (Click on the photos for a closer look.)
After wading my way into the spare room/craft room/junk room and hope to be 'studio' room one day, I armed myself with a few bits and pieces to make some simple cards - coloured cardstock, ink pad, scissors, stamps, decoupage papers etc I set to work on producing a couple of cards.
I was quite pleased with the end results! I decided to go for rustic fairies rather than sugary, glittery ones. Firstly I stamped a frame onto the card with sepia ink. I then made a mask for the stamped frame as I wanted to stamp some grass that looked like it was behind the frame. I then stamped the grass over the frame with the mask in place. Next I decoupaged up my little fairy. They are really tiny - only about an inch tall. To give an overall rustic effect I rubbed an ink pad all around the edge of the card and around the envelope too. Finally I stamped a tiny bee on the card and envelope to match.
I took one of the photos outside in dappled shade with a few strategically placed strawberries for effect!
These cards are far from perfect but they are made from the heart with as much care and attention as I can muster.
Here's to the next card making session. Perhaps I'll manage to make as many as three next time!