A few weeks ago in the Butterfly Challenge, I won a £5 voucher to spend at Buddly Crafts. It was several years since I'd visited the site and, erm, let's just say I spent the £5 and a bit more. Quite a bit more....
One of the items I chose was a Penny Black set called Every Happiness, a series of "negative silhouette" images of plants and flowers with assorted sentiments. Today at last, I've got around to actually using it instead of just sitting cooing over it.
I chose the fern stamp for it's serenity and because now autumn is here, there is so much beautiful bracken around. My first card makes use of the serenity.
I stamped the sentiment frame onto my card, using Memento Bamboo Leaves ink, then blended the same ink over a scrap of white card. Then I heat embossed the image onto the sponged card with black powder and cut it out to place in the centre of the sentiment frame, and finished the card with candi.
I am sharing this with
Cardz for Guyz - CAS
Fab'n'Funky - Keep It Simple
The second card took me several attempts - first I stamped the fern three times across the card front in the three autumnal colours. But I didn't get them lined up quite accurately enough and in any case it turned out to be one of those cards that looks just DULL rather than CAS. So next I cut a square of mustardy brown card slightly smaller than my card front, cut out my images and added them to it - but all that mustard overwhelmed them.
I am sharing this one with
Shopping Our Stash - Autumn/Fall
And finally the two cards together:
I am sharing this pair at
NBUS - NBUS
Twofer Card Challenge - Silhouettes