I’m still here…just didn’t get many cards made over the weekend.

Today’s card is larger than my standard cards – it’s 5X6.5″ which is about the size of a store-bought card.  I can’t tell you the reason for the card (it’s personal!) but I spent a LOT of time on it even though you might not be able to tell.

I used a cute stamp I bought while I was in the UK back in October (the sentiment was in the same set – I cut it apart so I could stack the words on top of each other) and some Daisy D’s paper that I’ve had for a long time.  I don’t make many cards with this particular theme but I do have paper on hand for the few times I need it.

The background paper already had a distressed, crackled paint thing happening so I went with it and distressed everything on the card – even the ribbon!  I double matted my image and sentiment (which I never do – I love my cuttlebug but I don’t enjoy running multiple dies through it for one card – I don’t know if I’m impatient or lazy, probably both!)

The background paper is an old-fashioned nursery rhyme print.  It reminds me of old blankets/books that my oldest brother had when he was little.  It’s probably a bit “British” in style. (which would make sense for Newfoundland in the 60’s)

I’ll share the card then blather on about a few more details:

The image was coloured with reinkers – I did the head twice and pop dotted it – I don’t think you can tell in the picture.  I sponged some distress ink on just about everything and had a little trouble getting some of the polka dots on the ribbon with the sponge so I used an SU marker (creamy caramel) to get the dots I missed.  Before distressing the ribbon had very bright, white dots.

My picture is not doing this card justice but I’m really happy with the way it turned out and hope the recipient enjoys it.

I should be back tomorrow but there are several closet doors that need painting and I’m anxious to get it finished by the end of the week.