'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Happy Saturday!  Hope you’re all well?

Before I show you my latest ‘makes’ I’ll share what I did with one of the cards in the last post. It was looking way too plain for me, so to brighten it, I cut off the front and attached it to a square white card – I think it looks a whole lot better!  The white card is hammer textured, so it adds a bit more interest and looks better in real life.


My closest friends all have birthdays in the next few weeks (and a few weeks beyond)  and two of them share the same love of this colour combination with me, so I was able to indulge myself, using pigment inks and clear embossing powder.



I love this Penny Black Fuchsia stamp and use it over and over in different ways.  Here, it’s used with Tombow felt tips to make a far more subtle card, but staying with the same colour combo.


Have a great weekend!


14 very kind comments from lovely people:

Helen said...

Your cards are all just beautiful - I do Love the first one on it's white background! The brilliance inkpads are fabulous colours, that stamp you used is just gorgeous.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful cards - love those colours! Chrisx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous cards, I love the Penny Black image . Lovely colours and backgrounds too. Tracy x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

So beautiful and fabulous Cath. Wonderfiul colors and design.
lovely greet and nice weekend

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Beautiful cards Cath and gorgeous colours. Your friends will love receiving these on their respective birthdays :) Pxx

Ria Gall said...

really pretty cards and the colours are so me. They are what I would call simple yet splendid cards, just perfect

Ann B said...

Love those colours Cath and the white base card sets it off perfectly.
Ann B

JoZart said...

Each ten minutes really well spent. Love those colours too!
Thanks for your comment Cath and hope you are doing ok. Haven't seen you for ages!
Jo x

Sally H said...

stunning cards, Cath, and Gorgeous colours!

Marjie Kemper said...

So many beautiful cards, Cath! I especially love that one for your dear friend... striking colors!

Von said...

Beautiful cards Cath :) especially like the last one !
Von ♥

Vicky Hayes said...

I've just been catching up with your gorgeous work Cath and am bowled over as usual. Lots of different looks here, all beautiful! I agree that mounting onto white card stock can sometimes really bring something to life. Vicky x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These cards are wonderful, great soft colors.

hazel said...

Gorgeous cards, the colour combinations are lovely.
xxx Hazel.