When I left my previous job, my wonderful colleagues gave me the most thoughtful present - a year's subscription of Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine. The June issue arrived yesterday and it came at a perfect time. I was stuck in catastrophic traffic congestion for about four times as long as it usually takes me to get home after work. When I saw the magazine had arrived, I made myself a large glass of Pimm's and took a deck chair out into the sunshine in the garden a browsed the magazine to forget about my traumatic drive home.
The magazine came with the cutest Oscar the Owl & Pals stamps, and I immediately had to try them. I used some papers that came free with the magazine and used Tim Holtz distress markers to colour the cute critters. I used a punch for the banners and die cut the letters. The pink card says "baby" and the owl card says "congratulations" in Finnish. I used a bit of Distress ink around the edges of the stamped panels and finished with adding some faux stitching around the edges. I also stamped and coloured a little inside the cards and made matching envelopes. I think that's the finishing touch, making sure the envelopes and insides of the cards are not just left blank but given a little touch up.
|Inside and envelope for the fox card|
|Inside and envelope for the owl card|
Paper: Free paper from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine
Stamps: Free Oscar the owl & Pals stamps from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine
Inks: Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Worn Lipstick inks, Tim Holtz Distress markers in Aged Mahogany, Bundled Sage, Evergreen Bough, Gathered Twigs, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon and Worn Lipstick, Stampin' Write marker in Blushing Bride
Other: Stampin' Up Banner punch, Sizzix Bug in a Rug alphabet die