Here I am taking a step in the right direction with my April Card Chain Challenge project. This girly number went to Mrs A in the UK. And I got a beautiful card from a sweet card from Greta in Oregon.
If you're new to the Card Chain Challenge gig, check out the CCC FAQs over at Debi's Society of Stampaholics. Basically we send out card a card a month and receive one in return from anywhere in the world. It's fun getting something other than bills in the mail. You should try it!
On to this month's CCC exchange. We were given a choice of Colour or Sketch or Theme (Cinco de Maio / Memories / Friendship) or Products (Dies). I picked Friendship and Dies for my card. The stamps and dies are by Clearly Besotted. The flowers and greeting are from the Fabulous Fuchsia set, cut out with coordinating flower and branch dies. I inked the background with Tim Holtz's Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink and finished the project with 3 sequins.
Here's a close-up. I'm having a go at CAS... again! Take a look at how I've used the dies: the branch is in-laid and the flowers are over-laid. Nothing new here but I was thrilled! To colour the flowers I used Promarkers and stamped the branch and leaves with VersaMagic Tea Leaves. For the sentiment I used Memento Espresso Truffle.
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That's all from me today. Thank you so much for stopping by and I wish y'all a crafty week. I'm going to force myself to get inky. Wish me luck!