This is a card you want to give to someone special.....male special....
The paper used on this card....wait for it!....
I found this in France...a Prima Marketing paper block. After finding 2 stores while on vacation in France this year...thinking to my self, how very clever, with my find....my Frans said to me
"I shall stay in the car with the dogs, but don't take all day!" Ha! I spent a little over 1/2 hour, do you believe it! I now realize how spoiled I am! Here in the Netherlands, we have a good selection to chose from. Not so many stores as a few years ago, but there are a lot of webstores. I am sure there are a lot of hidden treasure stores in France. I have yet to find them!
I will say though, I find the French way of scrapping very refreshing. making something fantastic from simplicity.
We all can learn something from those enavated creative arty divas. We can always learn from each other, that's what makes it such fun.
Love this frog stamp from MAGNOLIA. I had the paper stamped for a while, sitting in a container, waiting to be finished and used. I took a lot of my old stash with me on vacation to use up. It was fun discovering what I had in my treasure box. The coloring of the images on this card was done with the retired STAMPIN' UP crayons. I don't know why they did that! A shame it is retired, as it is a great product. Still that's life....I am just very happy I have them still.
The die cuts are all from MAGNOLIA. The dies are called DOOHICKEYS. The dies cut very well and fine. I have never had a problem with them. The die swirls give fine cuts, so they always look great springing out from behind a flower or leaf.
Embossing folders I took with me came in handy....got to use at least once very thing you take with you on vacation. The suit case was too heavy not to use everything. If you don't. How are you going to talk your way out of that one?
A bit of inking, distressing and layering always a must for me.
All tied up with brown string. (found that in France!)
One thing I did not take with me, that was bling! I was not happy about that one! Or brads. (What is worse, I did not come across it while shopping) So I used stickles in place of.....it's called.......making do with what you got!
I used a sketch for the first time while making this card.
I personally, found it harder to work with than LO sketches...but that is because there is not enough space to do all I want to do....so I have to keep saying to my self..."I shall do it on the next card"!
I think this is more of a LO persons problem. We are used to a lot more space to play around in.
But...Hey...I am happy I could play with my wonder toys while away...and it made a complete vacation. Win Win. Me happy, my Frans happy.
Till the next post....keeping my fingers and toes crossed.
The dead line date is here for HEARTFELT CREATIONS semi finals.
I managed to get mine in last week...the waiting is killing us. A whole month to wait.....
Well its time again to sign off.
Wishing you all a happy, inky, scrappy day.