Saturday, 1 February 2014

February Challenge & January’s Winner

Happy Saturday & happy February 1st blog visitors, we hope January treated you well. Thank you for all the entries in the blog challenge, picked the winner…..


Number 25 is Emma Sheppard. Congratulations Emma! Please email Lisa at & she will give your voucher code.
The new challenge is now on the challenge page & we’ve made some changes to the rules, so please read them carefully.
I made this card to go along with the theme of the challenge. There are various ways of getting a resist effect & I hope to show them in the coming weeks.


The first thing to do is wipe your card stock with an anti-static pad. Then stamp the image ( I used Joy Crafts Vintage Flourish Flower/Leaf 3) with an embossing ink, my favourite is Versamark. Handy hint; if you’re using a new ink pad it will be very juicy, so use lots of light tapping to ink the stamp. Otherwise the ink will spread out & you’ll get marks on the card. Cover with embossing powder, WOW Bright White in this case & heat set.


Blend a water based, dye ink over the card. Here I used Weathered Wood distress ink. You could also use Adirondack inks & there are others on the market. Take a clean cloth & wipe the ink off the embossed areas.

That’s it. Quick & very simple to do. To finish the card, I stamped the quote from the Indigo Blu Discover Your Passion set with Versamark & silver EP & edged with Weathered Wood DI.


I covered a scrap of linen textured card with Victorian Velvet DI, flicked some water over it & dried with the heat tool before die cutting it with  the Joy Crafts Vintage Flourish Flower/Leaf 3 die. I then added some dots with a white pen.

The finished card again.

Vintage Flourishes - Flower / Leaf 3   Clear Stamp - flower / leaf 3     Indigo Blu Discover your Passion Rubber Stamp  WL01 Bright White  1/2 metre of silver Diamond Mesh    Versamark Ink Pad  

Thanks for looking, we hope you’ll give this technique a try & enter the challenge. Until next time, happy crafting.

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