Hello folks, hope your day has been a good one!
Weather here was OK till lunch time then it started to rain on then off. A real pain for the washing although I did get most of it dry before then.
Doing the dreaded "housework" today, I actually enjoy doing it to be honest. Hazel and I go away in 3 weeks and I want everything spot on and up to date before I go. Gutted our bedroom, emptied out all the drawers, wardrobes and dumped all that stuff we keep "just in case"..................."in case of what???". Two big black bags ready for re-cycling. On to the spare room where I sorted out the boys clothes that are kept here. Big pile for Isobel, her Grandchildren who are just that bit younger, fine for them to play out in. Our boys both need new trainers, Thomas more jeans, that laddie grows like Rhubarb!!! I want so that John only has to keep the Lounge, Bedroom and the Kitchen spick and span while I am away. His office he deals with himself anyway apart from when I really clean it once a month. He absolutely dreads that he is so fussy has his own wee way of doing things. Oh! Goodness! who am I to talk..................if its not done my way it is not done right!!!! I am telling you this before Hazel makes a comment to tell what I have just told you.
Card today is one I did some time ago for a couple who were going through a rough time. Just wanted to send them a Bucket full of "Best Wishes" I can`t remember if I have posted it before ... no indication of the actual photo............typical, just typical. I could not be bothered looking back all the posts to find out, I apologise now if I have shown it.
Base card 8x8
Pink card stock
Paper I had in a box don`t know where from
Image is a D`Arcy`s Diary Digital image I have had for quite a while
Coloured using a combination of Promarkers and Copics
Computer generated sentiment
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, have whole big box that I new I had but never really use them
Pink American Seam Binding for the bow
A few of you have commented on the "Inking" of the Embossing Folders
I ink mine using my Brayer and a Splodge Mat. The ink really spreads well on the mat and seems to go on to the Folder much easier. I run the Brayer over the "De-bossed" side of the folder quite a few times just make sure it is covered. If you are using a paler ink this is important as you can`t see the pale ink on some of the opaque plastic folders. If the result is to dark just run another piece of paper through a second time.
I actually experimented with lots of different inks and found that Ariondakes are the best for this.
I had loads of bits that were good, some really terrible. I salvaged bits from the bad lot, made some little Gift Cards that I have sold at the Tearoom quite cheaply.
I hope you do try this it is another way to get use out of your folders and it looks rather nice.
Hope this helps.
Hope this helps.
Thank you so much for calling by today I really appreciate you take the time to do that.
Till next time