Good afternoon and happy Monday. The very lovely Tracy Evans is running a challenge over on her face book group, and it's to make a concertina card. This couldn't have come at a better time for me as my crafting has hit a bit of a post Christmas slump. I think it was doing the same old same old for the Christmas cards, so I was really happy to make something new - in fact this was the first inking for some of the stamps, and it's AGES since I made a concertina card.
I started by choosing my stamps from my collection of Tracy's border stamps.
These are the paints that I got in my last ScrawRbox, and it's the first time out for these too.
So here they are after their first stamping and painting. I used heavy watercolour card as I knew that they would be having lots of water added. The card stood up to it really well, but I was very gratefull to my stamping platform for the stamping. It didn't help that my ink pad needed re-inking either lol.
Here they have had some glossy accents added and the sentiments have been stamped onto brown paper. They all stamped beautifully onto the smooth paper .
I wanted to add some paperclips to one of the images, but my office supplies have really dwindled since I gave up work, and the only ones I had were blue plastic! Luckily I still had some Tim Holtz Distress embossing powders (does anyone else still have these) and they were just perfect for what I needed.
So here we are, all done.
And it still folds up nicely, and just about fits into an envelope (with a bit of a push)
Thanks so much Tracy, I really enjoyed making this.
I'm entering my card into the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge for January, and the
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is Fun With Florals.
Have a very crafty week, and thanks so much for looking x