Wednesday, 23 December 2009

A truly fabulous distressed Inkadink Christmas Card

Isn't it all such hard work!! Christmas I mean, especially for all us Papercrafters. The pressure to send a handmade card ('cause we have so much stash) and we know we ought to take the biggest opportunity of the year and show off our skills and all our friends and family will be expecting something, handmade, spectacular, and really special that we have made ourselves. On top of the fact that we have to shop till we drop, then make a cake, a pudding, mince pies, bread sauce, stuffing etc etc etc. Buy and wrap (sometimes creatively!!), presents, wash, iron and change beds ready for the family. OMG!! do you feel as stressed as we do? Answers on a (handmade) postcard, or better still an ATC please!! So, how impressed are we to receive the card featured here in the post yesterday, with a note from the lovely Jayne of Butterfly Kisses apologising for being so busy and not able to send any samples of silkies (Yet - watch this space). Please girls do not apologise, how did you manage on top of all the other stresses at this time of year? For those who haven't come across Butterfly Kisses, Alison and Jayne have some of the most beautiful samples you will ever see at Craft Shows up and down the country. They work really hard and also produce the clever and original range of Around-2-it, clear stamps.
I keep saying how fabulous the Inkadinks are and you can use them like distress inks and this card illustrate this beautifully. Using such a restricted colour palette is really effective and the Inkadinks sit beautifully on the smooth cream card. Dab some inked up cut n dry foam around the edges of the card to complete the look. Some curled dark blue wire and cream and blue organza ribbon completes the look. Simple, stylish and so effective.
So we are using Jayne's card to wish you all a lovely seasonal time and at least you can really relax in just 48 hours time - YES!!