I hope everyone is enjoying the weather! (apologies if you don't have a lovely sunny day where ever you are)
Today's post is a card-and I am still getting used to the protocol for blogging cards so bear with me!
Beginning with a cream coloured A5 card blank, I stamped the Visible Image Grunge Flourish randomly all over the front using distress inks in: Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs before then distressing the edges with Vintage photo. The grunge flourish is one of my favourite stamps-incredibly versatile and never boring! I ripped two pieces of Tim Holtz Kraft Core card in brown, one smaller for the stamp and one larger for the background, and distressed them both with some fine sandpaper. The larger one was stamped in gold with part of the grunge flourish in the bottom right corner before having its edges run across the gathered twigs ink pad and then being attached to the card. The sentiment reads 'For a Wonderful Friend' and is from Stamps by Chloe, I stamped it in Brilliance Galaxy Gold by Tsukinek and in Memento Tuxedo Black.
The die cuts-an owl (not sure of die, bought as a cut from Donna's Kraft Kabin in Rhyl) and the larger flower (bought as cut from Pier Crafts in Llandudno-I think it's from Spellbinder's Bitty Blossoms) were coloured by dabbing with the gold ink pad and then dusting the different brown shades of the previously mentioned distress inks across. The owl was then stuck on a piece of coredinations card from the Tim Holtz/Ranger distress collection, the two smaller flowers are just this pale brown coredinations card ripped and rolled.
All visible corners within the design were dabbed with Hot Cocoa liquid pearls, the brown ribbon, owl charm and golden yellow pearl gems are all just from my stash (I have lots of charms in my stash!!).
I hope you enjoy the card as much as I enjoyed making it. Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting!
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