The Christmas crafty stuff is mostly packed away now until next year and this time it is more organized than in the past in that it has been kept together. This is something I mean to do every year and this year I actually achieved it, putting seasonal dies in one box and stamps in another (both boxes fairly large I have to confess) and this saves so much time looking through everything to find something specific. I still have some paper and card to sort out but that ought not to take too long.
Anyway I've now got myself back into making some cards for general occasions and here is a birthday card starting with a piece of watercolour card which was stamped using three shades of Distress Oxide ink and a dictionary page stamp. The next move was to add some shabby borders, marching up the colours. Another piece of the card was sponged with the same three colours and used to die cut a flower and also one layer of the sentiment plaque. Found three matching gems and that's it - back into the card making swing again.
Dictionary Page - stamp from Stampin' Up
Edges - Inkspirational Borders stamp set Phill Martin
Flower - from Tim Holtz wildflower set
Sentiment Plaque - Sue Wilson Rhodes from Greek Island Collection
Distress Oxide - Fossilised Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Aged Mahogany