Today is a public holiday in South Africa – Human Rights Day – and what a perfect day in Pretoria, a clear blue sky with large, white clouds appearing on the horizon. Expecting a thunderstorm this afternoon but not complaining as we need the rain to get us through the dry, dusty winter months on the Highveld. I received my new Penny Black stamps from the Spring 2011 catalogue from 1-2-3 Stitch last week and if you are a regular visitor to my blog you know how fond I am of these stamps. Today’s card feature a gorgeous lady and not a critter as usual. The reason why I bought this stamp is because I admire her skinny, long legs and the waistline – wow – to die for. Wish I was twenty again! The lace is from a dear friend in Cape Town, Sharon and I love it. If you have time, a visit to Sharon’s Kardz Korner is a feast for the eye.
As this is a large stamp I created the card in a different way than a usually 15 x 15cm card. I cut my card 13 x 15cm and positioned the image layer 2 cm above the card edge. This way the card still fits into a 15 x 15cm envelope and does not appear to be cluttered. Hope I make sense as I am not good at explaining things. Hope you like the card.
I entered my card in the following challenges:
- Ooh La La Challenge #76 (ends 04/03) – Mothers Day/Special Friend
- Stamp with Fun Challenge #103 (ends 03/28) – Spring
- The Shabby Tea Room #54 (ends 03/27) – “Bingo” ( I chose the row: Buttons, Flowers and Glitter)
- Penny Black Saturday Challenge #143 (ends 03/27) – Spring is Sprung
- Totally Gorjuss Challenge #72 ( ends 03/27) – Button it!
The inside of the card
I used the following to create the card:
- Penny Black stamp 4164K “A Rose”
- Lili of the Valley Circular sentiment stamp “For You”
- K & Co Designer Paper
- White and pink cardstock
- Paper roses
- Venise (Guipere) lace and flowers
- Satin Ribbon
- Towbow pens for colouring
- Tim Holtz Distress Inks “Tattered Rose” and “Victorian Velvet”
Enjoy a wonderful week and I would love to know what you think about my card. Happy crafting
Regards from South Africa,