Anyway, I'm determined to get back on the blogging bicycle, so this week I'm joining in with the regular "What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday" feature, at Julia's Stamping Ground.
I've been making lots of books, but now and then I have a break and enjoy myself making other things. This week I'm trying to make a few nice birthday cards, so my little work table is set up as a card-making station:
Cards in Progress.
I'm sure several people picked up the lovely stamp set from the "Simply Homemade" magazine (or the matching cutting die in "Cards and Papercraft").
I decided to make good use of this - and the die, which my husband kindly bought for me.
So, as you can see above, I made a pretty card with a sparkly peacock:
The peacock is stamped in permanent black ink, onto both greeny-blue and magenta paper. I then cut out the peacock's body and stuck it over the magenta body, before embellishing body and tail with "Stickles" glitter glue. See how shiny it is!
I layered up various toning papers and also a little punched trim, for some added interest, then used the "Happy Birthday" stamp to make a little panel for the top. Finally I mounted the peacock on foam pads, to make it stand out from the surface.
I attached the whole panel to a card blank and used a kraft card window to frame it. Then I inked the edge of the card and drew a line round the edge of the aqua and kraft rectangles, to make it look more "finished".
Overall, I'm pleased with the end result - it's been a while since I did any card-making and it was fun, as well as looking quite nice.
Anyway, thank you for dropping by to see what I've been doing - especially after such a long break. I want to join in regularly again, so hope to see you all next week.