Блог об открытках ручной работы, скрапбукинге и пэчворке
This blog is about card making, scrapbooking and quilting.
вторник, 17 декабря 2013 г.
My new baby and revisiting old cards
Hello, dear friends!
It's time to update my blog. I was away from it for too long!
The most exciting thing that has happened is the birth of our daughter Sophia. She is exactly four months today.
She is a joy to us. Sophia is blessed to be born in a loving Christian home. She has three older brothers who adore her. I am thankful she is a quiet and content baby. I am busy because not because of the new baby, but because I have the first grader and it takes almost all of my time to help him work on his writing skills (they're teaching him cursive), reading, some English etc.
I plan to take some time to look back on this year and post some pictures.
Despite all the responsibilities I still made some time to stamp. I decided to revisit some cards I made before.
I liked the idea of placing the seal in the middle of the stamp image. Choosing patterned papers took some time, but I love the unique result. I have learnt that sometimes the patterned papers that look dull, yield great backgrounds for the stamp images which are great by themselves.
I have also learnt that I need to test many different papers to see if I like the result. I enjoy using eggshell watercolor paper, distress inks and water mist to achieve this watercolor effect with my favorite Hero Arts stamp Hydrangea.
I've made a whole bunch of cards to give as gift sets to my friends. I have skipped gold embossing and just applied different shades of distress inks.