I could have made loads by then but I've made myself make cards with them before I allow myself the pleasure of doing some more-maybe blues or creams and golds or reds.
Now where does Tim come into this-apart from the distress inks-well I used some more carefully hoarded offcuts of cream paper to create some backgrounds and some I stamped with some Touch of Glamour clear stamps from Craftwork Cards BUT I found a new to me Tim technique here and fell in love. He stamps with distress ink and brushes Perfect Pearls onto the still wet ink. Oh Oh Oh I love it. So far I've only done these but imagine Broken China Colour brushed with a silver metallic or pewter metallic for Christmas. The detail stays crisp and there is a lovely sheen. He resprays with a mister to get the ink underneath to bleed out but I didn't want that to happen. The rose leaves I'm chuffed with 'cos they're stamps with an old Anita's stamp which was dirt cheap in a sale and I've never used. It is the perfect size and tucked under the flower you can't see its imperfections. I stamped in distress ink onto an inked background and then used perfect pearls again. Papers are Paper Mill stash and Craftwork Cards and Payper Box and Papermania (I'm anybodies if the price is right)
Just in case you think I'm desperately untidy here is some of my paper stash in a unit bought from a craft shop that was closing down. I use poly bags which I label for a lot of my paper and I try to file back into the bag all the offcuts so I don't need to cut into a new sheet of A4. Have just heard DH's tablet alarm so it must be lunch time.
I'll stop now and pop over to Julia's. Why don't you come with me? It's great fun.