So after all that bum-numbing computer work I took today "off" for some fun. In between putting the laundry out on the line and bringing it in a few times when a shower came over, I managed to make my two current favourite cards. I absolutely love the Basic Grey Indian Summer paper collection, but I think that on their 12"x12" papers the designs are too big. On the 6"x6" papers everything is scaled down which I prefer.
I just discovered that the envelopes for the two packs of 50 square card blanks I've got are 4mm too high for the "small letter" size. 4mm. So I have to pay an extra 75 cents to post these cards internationally........ Yeah. I thought that too. I must remember to chop a little off the cards I make and fold the envelopes down, OR use these blanks only for hand-delivered cards. Today's are for hand-delivery, and being easel cards they "use up" the cards one and a half times faster.
The Basic Grey challenge this fortnight is to use stitching (real or faux). Mine is very faux! I pricked holes and joined them up with a sepia pen - I think it looks pretty authentic from a distance. The Indian Summer papers are spot on for Colour Create's challenge of hot pink, warm orange and saffron, and Charisma Cardz just wants "something with a tail" this week. Finally Friday Sketchers has this pretty sketch for us, which I rotated:
And my creations.
- chipboard birds by Twiddleybitz
- coloured with Smooch Inks (molasses, luscious lime and kiwi)
- bird stamp by Tim Holtz
- sentiment stamp by Hero Arts
- inks: Versamark sepia and Dewdrop water-based orange and yellow
- ribbon from dollar store
- brads from stash