From using the same old things? For me its colours, pink and purples are my passion. So I try to break away, only to find myself in a ORANGE HAZE! So it seems my plan on breaking away from the normal stuff isnt really working as I dont use Pink and Purple but it seems I have a third favourite colour which is orange :) Oh well, its such a bright zingy springy colour and makes me happy.
Here is what I am talking about.... another Bella card, this has to be my fav Bella so far... Flowahbella, I think I spelt that right?? I used the amazing David Walker Stylized Flowers embossing folder for the Cuttlebug machine. I used my watercolour pencils and aquabrush to colour the background in red, orange, green and yellow. Mounted onto a orange square card from www.craftworkcards.co.uk and some of the scrumptious ribbon that Candice sent me (and its all gone now BOO HOO - the orange one that is)
For UK readers I wanted to tell you about the white card I used. I used to use Stationery Box card, but as you may or may not know they are no longer. So I was walking down my local town and saw the shop was still open, apparently some of the store were purchased by Partners. So I went in to see what card they had. Ended up buying three packs. One was called THICK CARD and its like white chipboard, this will be fab for making books, that was in a pack of 10 A4 sheets, cant get to the price right now. The other was called COATED CARD Bright White, A4, 50 sheets 200gsm. OK its not the thickest of cards, but its perfect to stamp on. Its super smooth, takes the ink really well, even my versafine dried quickly, lovely and white and takes pencils well. I am impressed and this will be my new card to stamp on. It was £4.99 a pack so not too bad a price.
HINT OF THE DAY : If you dont own a cuttlebug or machine that can do this I hear a sprizt bottle and a rolling pin will do the job, sprizt your card, place inside the embossing folder and roll with rolling pin, I havent tried it but I am told it really does work!