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:

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

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  2. Gorgeous card Di, such a pretty image.
    Janice x

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  3. 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

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  4. 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.

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

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  5. .....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??

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

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  7. 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?

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

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  9. 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!

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

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  11. 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

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  12. Sorry, no 'e'in Hunkydory. x

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

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

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  15. Lovely card Di, love the image

    lilian

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

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

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

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

    Kath x

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  20. This is absolutely beautiful, Di. X

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  21. Who doesn't love happy mail? :-)

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

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

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

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

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

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  26. Such a gorgeous card! Yeahh for happy mail!

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