Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Happy Mail!

Isn't it lovely when something totally unexpected arrives in the post!? On Saturday I got a package out of the blue, and when I opened it, discovered it was a load of fabulous Hunk Dory images, sent to me by Mrs A! They're all really pretty and I couldn't wait to have a play. A very recently bought sentiments stamp set came to mind and on Sunday I made five cards in all, fairly similar in design - some landscape and some portrait - trying out various sentiments. Here's just one:
I used:

- white A5 card blank

- one of the Hunky Dory floral images sent to me by my buddy. They measure about 4" x 6" and it would be a real shame to cut them down at all so they're best on either 5" x 7" or A5 card blanks

- a snippet of backing card, chosen to pick out some of the colour in the image

- layered the backing card and image and glued in place on the card front

- added the sentiment using the Misti  and a sentiments stamp from the fabulous Phill Martin 'Scribbled Corner Sentiments 'Everyday', inked with a Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad

That was it! Five cards produced in double quick time using a variety of the floral images, which I love. And I varied the colour of the sentiment on a couple of cards - although I do think that black makes a real statement.

Am delighted with the stamps, first spotted over at a blog I follow and then of course yours truly rushed off to buy. I really wish I could recall whose blog it was - thank you so much for the 'enabling'!

What I love about the stamps is that they add quite a professional finish to a very plain card, with no embellishment other than the image, perhaps on the thin edged frame I used - or even without would look good. Especially when they're such lovely floral images!

Di
x

27 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful card, Di. I this the image is so pretty and like you, I think the sentiment stamp is fabulous!

Janice said...

Gorgeous card Di, such a pretty image.
Janice x

SARN said...

WOW - that floral image certainly is lovely and the corner sentiment sets it off just right. BEAUTIFUL. How kind of Mrs A to send you Happy Post.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Linby said...

Ooh was it me http://craftylinby.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/little-foxy-snippet.html
I bought those stamps for the exact same reasons. Love your card and how kind of Mrs A.

Carole said...

.....and now you are enabling me Di..have you seen the corner Christmas ones?...also on my ever growing wish list...bank can't keep up!! I love your card, pretty image and those sentiments.........shall i go on??

Pen Sunshinepen said...

I do love those images from Hunkydory and what a super stamp. x

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful just beautiful. Love the design and dosen't that image look swell bordered up. Glad you liked them. hugs Mrs A.
Did somebody mention christmas ones?

Sue - said...

Oh wow Di that is beautiful! Love the soft florals and I'm now off to look for the stamps!😉

Di said...

Yes! Indeed it was on your blog I spotted them :) xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Awwww.... Such a lovely card!! This image looks so sweet and the sentiment with the swirls is just perfect on the corner!!
Mrs. A have sent a great gift to you!

Jane said...

What a lovely gesture Di and your card you made is really elegant....lovely stamp as well xx

Pat said...

Fabulous flower toppers from Hunkeydory and lovely of Mrs A to send them to you, and you have made a really elegant card. The corner sentiment works so well too. x

Pat said...

Sorry, no 'e'in Hunkydory. x

Megan J said...

Hi Miss Di, a beautiful card such a soft and delicate looking stamp, happy mail is always good!

Aquarius said...

Really like the look of the sentiments which set off the beautiful floral picture perfectly

lilian said...

Lovely card Di, love the image

lilian

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So gorgeous! That's the perfect font to accompany that image.

Em Louise Fairley said...

So elegant, Di. I love it.
Hugs,
Em

Sandra H said...

How lucky are you and what a lovely surprise and your card iDi s so adorable too! xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, love the cry pretty pastel flowers and that is a fabulous designed sentiment.

Kath x

Donna said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Di. X

Sammy said...

Who doesn't love happy mail? :-)

And love your card too. so pretty, and the sentiment works beautifully! x

Brenda in IN said...

Very sweet happy mail and lovely too. The sentiment is very cool positioned around the corner. Great card.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Now that's a sweet friend! Happy Mail is awesome!

Cara said...

So glad that you got some happy mail, you totally deserve it. Wonderful card and loving the sentiment stamp too! Cara x

Liz said...

A really classy looking card, a beautiful image and love how the sentiment goes round the corner.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a gorgeous card! Yeahh for happy mail!