Well, I must apologise for being abscent for a little while.
But I think I have good reason, I've been celebrating my 40th birthday!.
I've had a few days away here & there over the last week or so with family & friends & have been treated to some yummy meals out & gorgeous gifts.
My best friend from school also celebrated her 40th birthday & my card today is the one that I made for her.
I cut the 40 with my cricut machine out of pale blue card. I then colour washed the numbers with some Lilac heaven & Blueberry ice Inkadinks that I received in the post along with lots of other gorgeous goodies from Imagination Crafts.
I've really enjoyed working with these inks & I'm looking forward to sharing some more projects that I've made using them as part of my new Design Team role for Imagination Crafts.
I also created my background with the two colours of inks & then spritzed the numbers & background with watered down mica powders to add shimmer. Unfortunately, the camera doesn't pick this up very well.
I then used Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur Swirls stamps & stamped it randomly over the background with Dusty Concorde distress ink. Once dry, I removed some of the colour from the centre of the flowers by brushing with water & then blotting with kitchen paper.
After trimming the background to fit my card blank, I stamped & cut more flowers from the offcuts, shaped them & added some turquoise micro beads to the centres.
My sentiment is also from Imagination Crafts.
I used all the same colours for the inside of the card plus a Phill Martin sentiment stamp to finish.
I hope you like the finished card.
Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back again soon.