Firstly, I needed some white embossing powder. I had it yesterday, I USED it yesterday, nowhere to be seen, vanished, disappeared in a puff of powder. So I thought, black will do, but the next problem was finding a sentiment to emboss. Now I don't know about you, but I tend to go for simple sentiments, you know the type of thing - happy birthday, get well soon, good luck.....and so on. These flowery sentiments just aren't me, and I particularly hate the ones that would come under an 'encouragement' heading:
Don't let your dreams pass you by.......
Live life to the full with a smile on your face......
I have a feeling that if I sent cards to my friends with instructions on how to live their lives, they would fall about laughing
So I eventually found a nice simple little sentiment and set to stamping and stencilling (I used Tim Holtz ink splatter stencil), and got into a terrible inky mess. I won't bore you with that. Let's just say that this end result was about the sixth attempt I made. (It's so irritating to have almost finished a card and then drop an inkpad on it, or accidentally put the wet stencil face down on the card, or...................well, you get the picture)
So I hope you enjoy this one. It's the result of blood, sweat and tears....(I love it, which is just as well after a wasted afternoon!)
A day off for me today, I'm off to see my sister, lunch and a good old chin wag. Perfect, I'm glad to be getting away from the inks...See you tomorrow x