I hope you are having a good weekend. We went to a lovely wedding yesterday and the weather stayed pleasant for the whole day. We were ferried by vintage buses from the church to the reception venue and given snack packs of sparkling wine and pretzels to sustain us on the short journey. It was such fun going on one of the old buses again and passers by were obviously pleased to see them too, because we had lots of people waving to us. I was tempted to sing 'We're all going on a summer holiday' but luckily I hadn't had enough to drink so I restrained myself!
I'm slowly catching up with the Online Card Class 'Stretch your Stamps 2 and for day 2 we were asked to use background stamps again. I chose to try the perfect pearls technique and came up with this card which will be for my DH's birthday next month. I'm not very good at masculine cards but I was pleased with how this one came out and it is so apt for him because he is frequently to be found sitting around reading with a cup of tea, and I always pop a new book in with his present.
What I learned
I tiny amount of Perfect Pearls goes a long way.
After applying the Perfect Pearls it is good to buff it with a clean brush to remove the excess powder and burnish on the shine.
Perfect Pearls look great on dark card, but I was surprised by how lovely they look on the cream panel.
I really need to step out of my comfort zone and try some more masculine cards.
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Stamplorations - use stamps and die cut.
Kitty Bee Challenges - masculine birthday.
Stamping Royalty - use a background stamp.
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge - in the family for my husband
Thanks for stopping by.