Welcome to my Blog and as always thank you for stopping by. Well we only have a few more days left of 2018! I carn't say i am glad to see the back of it as much as i have in previous years, however i am so looking forward to 2019! I have had far worse years but i am so excited about going it 'alone' and i am hoping my monthly craft kits take off. Its certainly looking like they are going to be very popular, fingers crossed its an amazing year!
One of my new year resolutions is to stop buying so much craft stuff haha. Obviously i will still buy some but not to the extent i was. Thats one of the things that really got me about being a demonstrator, the constant buying of new products. There really is know need for it as most of it never gets used!
So with the new year so close i thought i would make a new years card! I am calling this a Fan card as that what it reminds me of. It really has turned out very elegant looking and i think this would make a great Handmade Wedding invitation or maybe a Christening invitation. Obviously you can change the colours etc to suit the occasion.
For the white insert i used a beautiful stamp from SU that is now retired. Its called Something Lacey and its so beautiful!! I could not really use it before as it was not 'current' well i sure can now!! I stamped it with Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with Gold powder, Wow its truly beautiful and really does look like real lace.
I got lots of people asking me if i would use retired items in my tutorials as obviously people have so many unused stamps and dies etc. I do have a few but when i was a demonstrator there was know point in using and keeping retired sets so i sold most of them. I will use the ones i have left in some future tutorials though.
I really enjoyed making this card and its just something a little different from a regular handmade card.
Please remember to check out my YouTube tutorial, i have put the link at the end of this Blog post.
I hope you all have a fantastic New Year!!!!
Love Ann xx