I am a terrible Daring Cardmaker.
It was my week to set the dare and I haven't been around the blogs or commented let alone put anything here. So sorry everyone. And it was a challenge that everyone fulfilled perfectly. I should have thought that with last Friday being super busy this week would only be more so. Not helped by the fact that I was distracted by having all my babies home, just for a week. They are all a bit under the weather though so the parents are trying to steer clear apart from feeding and washing and Game of Thrones.
I asked everyone to be inspired by Nat.
I have a wonderful bunch of talented team mates and I am in awe of their creativity. But I was a devoted fan of Nat even before she joined the team. We both used to subscribe to Self Addressed kits and I always loved to see what she created. As with everyone, her style has evolved over the years but has always had that elusive (to me!) stylish something. Here is my interpretation
I used the MME Fancy That papers and vellum die cut, which I backed with white card to make it show up better. I also used a paper pad with some pale cream patterns on - can't remember who by though. One of these was cut using a doily die and I also added some gold foil stripes to one of the others (gold foil plus extra sticky DST is becoming a bit of a habit). I thought it needed some gold Beadazzles but they went a bit wrong on the big flower. They could almost be lily stamen type things I guess. A Paper Smooches die provided the sentiment. This die cuts into 4 parts and is really fiddly btw...
I managed one whole card for the March UKS card challenge.
The butterfly was engoldened (new word) by using a Stamp n bond powder and gold foil. I found I had mixed success and needed to reheat the glue quite a lot. Still it is kinda pretty.
Here is my Lent work book. I may have a bit of catching up to do in it... Easter Saturday is going to have to count as Lent for me
I am trying to do more fancy lettering. The backgrounds are done with Distress Ink