... and happiness!
Just a quick post tonight. Now that the lounge is getting a fresh coat of paint it's all go at Casa Worthington and somehow the day disappeared before I knew it. However, I did manage to make this wee 4"x4" card.
I had an idea to use a background stamp as the base for this layout. Unbelievably, I have only one in my crafting arsenal! However, it's a pretty little Victorian pattern from the V&A quilts collection which stamps quite well, that is apart from the fact that there's a quite noticeable line across the middle - this is in the rubber and I can only think it has something to do with the original quilt pattern.
I found the easiest way to transfer the ink was not to stamp in the usual way but to lay the stamp ink side up on the desk and place the card carefully on top, then press it quite firmly all over with my fingers. It's not perfect but it's certainly better than my attempts to stamp the usual way :)
You can see the strips that decorate the inside - they were trimmed from my first botched attempt to use the stamp.
Card: White 4"x4" card base and a snippet of white card trimmed to measure 4"x4" for topper
Stamp: Docraft's V&A quilts 1700-2010 Posy Background
Ink: Adirondack Earthtones, Eggplant
Sentiment: Docrafts Papermania Persimmon Collection Flounce Cardstock Stickers - had these since last year so ancient stash now
Embellishments: satin ribbon; button; twine - all from stash
Including as it does a snippet of white card, not to mention the leftover length of ribbon and a secondhand button, I think this card has to be submitted to Di's Snippet Challenge #35
That's it, I'm done for the day ... it feels like it's been a long one, I'm ready for bed, and I won't need any rocking tonight.
Thanks for looking.