I did manage to produce a card last night though. I have made this for The CAS Mix Up Challenge which this month is calling for Stamping + Liquid Colours+ Your choice.
I had been commenting on Loll''s DT entry on her blog and had spied a piece of paper sticking out of my in tray that I had made last summer (using the shaving foam technique and distress inks to colour) and had jokingly said if I could extract it from the pile without the whole lot cascading onto the floor then I would make a card with it! So Loll I managed it and this is the said card. Card base is white card folded in half and the outside edges trimmed with my Xcut chomper corner punch.I trimmed the handmade paper down slightly and then used the largest rose die in the Spellbinders Rose Creations set to cut an aperture in the centre. ( I needed to cut the petal shapes away in a few places for neatness). Then I cut a square of matching purple in card stock the same size and attached to the front of the base card. Next I added the aperture using 3D pads to create dimension and make a deep recess. From the rest of the dyed paper I cut enough petals to create a rose using the other sizes of dies in the Rose Creations Set. I glued this inside the inset and added glossy accents on the petals for dew drops. The sentiment is stamped using a stamp from Phill Martin's 'Sentimentally Yours' which is it's first outing. Lastly I added matching pearls to the top two corners and called it done.