Monday, 11 March 2013
Simple Stamped Backgrounds
Greetings blog visitors, a frozen-to-the-bone Kirsten here. I hope you’ve had a great Monday, despite the rubbish weather. I want to take a few minutes to show you two quick cards I made last night. I took a break from the class samples, (more sneak peeks to come….), to make these, because believe it or not, they were inspired by my duvet cover…
I chose two shaped card blanks from Craftwork Cards & stamped the first of the images with Memento’s London Fog ink. (The plan was to take step-by-step photos, but of course I forgot after this).
Next, stamp more images with coloured ink, in this case Mustard Seed distress ink. Then stamp/over stamp with black ink, (Archival).
Finally, I blended Antique Linen & Old Paper distress inks over the images, trying to make it patchy, with small areas of white showing.
I stamped the flower head & butterfly on to smooth white card with the relevant distress inks – Spiced Marmalade & Mustard Seed – covered with clear embossing powder & heat set. The yellow card got a grey ribbon, the orange one a black ribbon, then large pearl brads & some adhesive pearls to finish.
I chose these colours because they go this month's challenge theme & I think they’re a big improvement on the pathetic effort I threw together last week.
Thanks for visiting the blog today. Back soon…..