Friday, 8 April 2011

Inspired by Abby Sciuto's parasol

After a very long a harrowing week I needed to unwind last night, so it was off to my craft room for an hour before going to bed. My inspiration for this card came from watching NCIS. (It's probably the only programme hubby and I watch together.) Anyway the character Abby Sciuto is occassionally seen with the most gorgeous black lace parasol. I have no idea why I had that in mind when I disappeared into my craft room, but this is the card that came from that thought. I used SU designer series paper ( the neutral collect). Vintage vogue stamp set also from SU, A bamboo kebab stick, a Martha Stewarts punch, several cocktail sticks, a few beads. A black stamp and write marker to colour the sticks, and some wood glue. It was a bit fiddly to do and I messed it up in places by being too impatient and not letting the glue dry thoroughly in between stages, but for a trial run it's passable. This being a 3D card this is going to need quite a deep box, which I still have to make. I can think of two people that would love this, both of whom are celebrating birthdays next month. Crickey!!!!! that reminds me hubby has a birthday coming up and much sooner than that..... Better get cracking.

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