Monday, 11 March 2013

Simple Stamped Backgrounds

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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…

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

STAMP03 Butterflies  Hobby House Pearl 12mm Brads Pastel Mix  5mm Pearls    Elegant Square Card Pack 148 x 148mm - White

Thanks for visiting the blog today.  Back soon…..


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