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Time for the Girls

Way Past Time...

I've lacked time, attention and focus of late - real life has usurped my virtual duties. Tut tut, but it happens to us all. Even with a smartphone, there's only so much updating and writing that can be done while enjoying the company of visitors. 

Card for a Little Girl

A client wanted a card for her one-year old granddaughter and this was the result of my designing. 

I used readymade items from my stash. apart from the figure one. Look closely, and you will see the Papermania outline stamp was filled in with various embellishment "sparkly stones and pearls". Pretty, don't you think?

I also suspended a single stamped and coloured candle on an acetate strip. By achieving visual movement on the card, I aimed to give the baby girl plenty to see without handling her card that, I am sure, will be a keepsake in the family.

Card for an Older Girl

This time another client wanted a card for her seventy-year old mother. The brief was "pretty and floral". I knew I had the right thing on Jak Heath's compilation CDrom. 

Her Flippin' Men & Women Series combines gentle humour with tasteful design that is a little bit different. 

Not stamping, I know, (Getting Stamping) and I will increasingly offer coloured-by-me images as my repertoire grows. Slowly, it is doing so which is a neat bridge to...

Stamp the Lady

 For this set of cards, I used the iconic Kanban stamp of a stylish lady (sadly, no longer available unless you are lucky enough to find one in stock somewhere). Note: Kanban now trade as Aspire Crafts.

I stamped the image in Memento Ink Rich Cocoa, onto cream cardstock. The matting and embellishments were kept deliberately simple - I wanted the lady to take centre stage. As indeed she does, very well...