Thursday 15 October 2009

My Fab Friend...

OK, time to confess! Who got totally drawn in with the PTI release this month? Who spent way more than they could really afford and bought yet more Christmas stamp sets that they don't need?! LOL! I'll be brave and raise my hand (though don't tell anyone!) I've not even made a single Christmas card yet unlike the super-organised Kate!

Speaking of Kate, here's a card that I made especially for her! Anyone who knows Kate will know that she has an almost unhealthy obsession with anything turquoise and so PTI's Aqua Mist is bound to be in the spotlight when making a card for her!

Just a tip I thought I'd share with you when playing with the Friends 'til the End set. When I stamped my flower it looked pretty flat (yes, I know it's literally flat before you comment!) so to add more depth, I shaded it with a Versamark pen around the centre and any area I thought would be in shadow. I loved the effect it gave - wish I'd done a before and after pic but you'll just have to take my word for it! I also added a touch of sparkle (couldn't resist!) with a Copic Clear Spica Pen. It so preddy IRL though my photography skills can't catch it!

Recipe:Stamps - Friends 'til the End/Background Basics:Text Style- Card:Aqua Mist/Aqua Mist Bitty Dot Basics/Dark Chocolate/Kraft/Ripe Avocado Vintage Cream - Ink:Dark Chocolate/Versamark - Other:Aqua Mist Button/Vintage Cream Satin Ribbon/Crop-a-dile II/Gromlet/White Gel Pen/Copic Clear Spica Pen

Well another week draws to a close and I can't wait for the weekend! Nothing super exciting planned - just a chance to put my feet up and chill! If you're not busy this weekend then there's still time to enter our current challenge to win some PTI goodies - deadline is on Monday!




Liz said...

Beautiful card! Great job!

Linby said...

really lovely card - I love turquoise too. You card would be perfect in my living room LOL!

emmy lou 82 said...

gorgeous !

Emma said...

Wow wee Aimes, honestly this is beudeeeful. With every post I get more inspired and filled with delight at your creativity.

Kate is one special gal, as you are and I am so happy to call you my friends :D

Emma x

Judith said...

This is lovely, great idea ti shade using the versa mark pen x

Ann said...

That bloom is fabulous Aimes. Wouldn't expect the gromlet in the centre but it looks great!

Tina Spohn said...

Lovely card, Amy. Kate will love it very much, but who wouldn´t. :D

Hugs, Tina

Vanessa said...

So adorable! Love it!


Clare said...

Such a gorgeous card, the flower really does pop. Am really excited 'cause I have found someone to do my first PTI order with! I'll be able to join in the challenges soon! C x