Sunday, April 17, 2011

And now for something completely different ...

... a birthday card, but not in my usual style ... 


Since I bought some Tim Holtz stamps and new inks and ink applicator, I've been using them every chance I can get, so I decided there was no reason not to use them on a birthday card.  This is nothing like my usual style of card, which is normally much cleaner and prettier, but I think this works.  The sentiment inside will wish for a better year ahead than that that has been before.

So, on this I have used three stamps from my new Tim Holtz set and I've also used the ink applicator to ink the papers a little, making them not so "clean" and stark, giving the whole thing a sort of shabby chic effect.

I think I'm safe posting this on here, I'm pretty sure the recipient doesn't visit this blog, but if she does, I can assure her that the card looks better in the flesh than in the photo, so I hope she'll be pleased when it arrives later this week.

4 comments:

Jenny said...

Ooh! Lovely card. TH stamps really are yummy.

Scrappy~Sarah said...

great card

Mini said...

Ooh that's lovely!
Sue x

Claireliz said...

Thats very pretty, loving the stamps you used.
C
xx