Sunday, 5 February 2012

Thinking of You!

Just a quick card to show today for someone who is having a tough time ATM. I used pan pastels to colour the the stamp and added it to the background paper. I used the soggy loo roll method for the paper at the back of the central die cut LOL and tinted with versamagic inks.

(edit) a few of you asked what the soggy loo roll technique is and I've been googling trying to find a link to show you and of course I can't find one now, so I will try and explain.

Using about four sheets of folded loo roll, wet until soggy and place in an embossing folding (wrap some kitchen towel around your sandwich to absorb the excess water) and run through your die cutting machine, (obviously not an electronic one) and you get a chunky piece of handmade paper. Leave to dry and then spritz and ink to your hearts content!

Don't know if anyone elses Dog is as obsessed with carrots as mine. He has a carrot everyday and pesters like mad if we forget. He is back to his old pesty self and was determined to eat the snowmans nose, even though he is a real wuss when it comes to snow as he doesn't like getting his paws wet.

Hope you are all warm and toasty on this snowy Sunday!

Happy Crafting. xx


Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, this is stunning!! Pan pastels are definitely on my wishlist. By the way what on earth is "The soggy loo roll method" It sounds intriguing...

We never had any snow here in Scotland at all, at least not where I am...

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful swirls and gorgeous colours make a great backdrop for this lovely image. Love it.
hugs {brenda} xox

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula. Gorgeous card. Love the colour combination. Its you!!! I knew someone would be making snowmen! LOL!
Regards Florence xx

Daniele said...

awwww how swwet trying to get the carrot, love your vintage card

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, , love those colours.
Loved the snow photos .
Yvonne x

Ann B said...

Lovely card Paula and it is sure to make the recipient feel a little better.
We didn't have enough snow to make a snowman and I'm not sure how Sorrel would react - but she does love snow having had her first experience of it yesterday. You Cav is very, very cute

Anonymous said...

You never fail to create beautiful, delicate cards. I am wondering if I need to look into Pan Pastels.
Oh your dog is adorable, although I am a softie when it comes to dogs. My nephew (he is a westie) is obsessed with food, he doesn't discriminate lol - although he draws the line at my Quorn!!!.

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Paula,lovely colours.
Looks like you had a lot of snow!
Avril xx

Yvonne Garner said...

A cheerful card for certain for your friend. Love PanPastels. Great story about your sweet doggy!

Samantha Read said...

A beautiful card Paula! Poppy loves carrots too :o) x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created a beautiful card in great color combination.
Thanks for sharing the winter photos :)

Joan said...

A beautiful card, love the colours.
OK - whats the soggy loo roll technique? do tell !

My daughters German Shepherd dog adores carrots, has several every day.

Astrid Maclean said...

Paula, thanks so much for your lovely comment and the tip on the soggy loo roll, I shall be trying that!!!

Shirl said...

Gorgeous card but I adore your dog ... is he a King Charles Cavalier?

Hugs Shirley x x