Hey everyone! Happy Saturday!
Well, the title of my post is a little foreboding isn’t it? Who is this enemy of which I speak?!
I’m talking about store-bought cards! Okay, not quite an ‘enemy’, but definitely something I’m not exactly a fan of since I started making my own!
Anyway, I was out shopping today and had to go past a card section in the shop, so I decided to do a bit of reconnaissance and see what the ‘enemy’ had been up to with their designs! And whilst the vast majority were soulless boring things, there were a few that were pretty designs that I thought I could take inspiration from and make my own, better version, lol.
So here’s today’s creation, inspired by one of the cards I saw:
What do you think? Kinda classic, and I haven’t done classic for a while, but I do kinda like it!
I started by mimicking the design – a silver panel with a somewhat abstract flower design on it. I broke out a piece of silver mirror cardstock that I’d rescued from some packaging a while back and stamped a flower head from Cutting Garden and part of a flower (just the leaf and stem portion of the image) from Wildflower Garden, using Versamark ink and heat embossed using WOW! Opaque Bright White embossing powder. I coloured over it with Copics then added some tendrils/flourishes using a Versamarker and heat embossed those. I trimmed/ragged cut the panel, ready to use.
For my white card base, I stamped the sentiment from Ribbons & Bows and heat embossed with WOW! Metallic Silver embossing powder, then ran the front through my Big Shot with the Linen & Canvas impression plate, before adhering my panel using Pinflair Glue Gel.
As a final finishing touch I added some rhinestones and pearls and I was all done!
Well today my PTI order arrived (meaning I drove out to the parcel depot to collect it) so I now have almost everything I need to design my Christmas cards for this year! Exciting times! Hopefully I will get to that tomorrow! What are you all doing about your cards this year?
I would love it if you left some love before you went on your way today! Thanks so much for stopping by!