I am a new empty nester, and I love to make cards and ATCs. I am always looking for ways to use the product I have, to learn new techniques and ways to do things, and most of all, to have fun with the creating of my art.
With the colours as red, orange and white, I did this weeks Play Date Cafe Challenge (#80). I started with a white card base, cut and folded to a standard sized card. Taking some scrap orange cardstock, I used Tim Holtz's Distress Ink in Dried Marigold, and stamped the Envelope Pattern stamp (Hero Arts) on the cardstock. I rounded opposite corners. I used some white cardstock, and stamped the Letters and Flowers stamp (Penny Black) in Barn Door Distress ink. I rounded the two corners that were opposite the orange rounded corners, and adhered the white cardstock to the orange cardstock piece.. I took some sheer red ribbon (Michaels) and wrapped it around the orange cardstock, and tied a knot. I then taped the orange layer to the white card base. As a finishing touch, I added 5 tiny bling (Recollections) on the right hand side.