Monday, 30 May 2011

The Never Ending Card

Sara at Cardmaking Paradise hosted a Never Ending Card Swap and this was my contribution. I inked and stamped all the the card before I put it together and found it quite difficult working out which bit would be which way up when finished! When (if) I make another one I'll decorate it after it has been made up.

Card Recipe

I didn't make a note of what colour inks I used. All the backgrounds are Distress Inks but I can't remember what I stamped images with!

Stamps -
Butterflies are from Darkroom Doors and Crafty Individuals
Bee stamp - Stampotique
Sentiment - Paperartsy
Bird - Crafty Individuals CI- 179
Leaves - Hero Arts LL673 - "Small Leaf Impressions"
Scroll - Crafty Individuals CI-182

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Dance to the Music of Time

Having said in a recent post that I'm not a pink person I may be turning into one! The gorgeous pink papers on this card are from the Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Paper Stack. I surprised myself that I was able to cut up the sheets!

Card recipe

Papers - Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Paper Stack
Inks -Brilliance Pearlescent Crimson and Graphite Black
Stamps - The Artistic Stamper Dance plate

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Distressed teasel

The large background on this card is based on Isabella Norris's project in May's Craft Stamper magazine. As I don't have any Papersoft which she used I applied Distress Inks (Wild Honey, Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge)instead using a piece of Cut and Dry foam. For the background on the stamp piece I put the same colours on my craft mat and sprayed with a little water and then dragged and pressed the card into it several times, drying the card in between the dragging and pressing until I had the desired effect. The ribbon was coloured with Distress Ink.

Card recipe

Inks - Wild Honey, Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks. Versafine Black Onyx
Embossing powder - Personal Impressions Clear Gloss
Stamp - Crafty Individuals CI-121
Die cut tag - Spellbinders
Sentiment - computer generated

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Very pink!

I'm not a pink person but I do like the softness of Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. For the background of this card I applied Spun Sugar DI with Cut 'n Dry foam and then with masks in place sponged it with Victorian Velvet. The butterfly image was 3D'd.

Card recipe

Inks; Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar Distress Inks, Versafine Sepia
Stamp - Crafty Individuals
Card candy - Craftwork Cards