Sunday, 20 September 2009


Hope you've had a good weekend and enjoyed the wonderful weather we've had. I did intend to get some cards done, but I just couldn't resist just sitting in the garden and making the most of it.
For this card I have used one of my favourite Elzbells stamp coloured with Distress inks. The background card is DCWV textured card, half of which was put through the Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder and the other half coloured with distress ink with a piece of ribbon through the middle. The large snowflake is a Sizzix die and the small snowflake is from Hobbycraft. Sorry I can't remember where the sentiment is from.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Vintage/Distressed Christmas Cheer

I'm on a bit of a roll with this stamp. Three cards in one afternoon, that's a first for me.

Gave this one a bit of a vintage/distressed look. I used:

Papermania Bauble Decoration stamp
Distress inks: Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Just for Fun Crackle Stamp (I've had this for year and only used it a couple of times but I like the effect so may use it more often).
Gold embossing powder
Ribbon from stash
Tim Holtz distressing tool
Brilliance Graphite Black inkpad
Clear embossing powder
Gold glitter glue

You may not be able to tell from the picture but the crackle is done in gold embossing powder which gives a nice sheen. I've also distressed around the edge of the card and added black ink and then embossed it. I finished by adding a bit of gold glitter to some of the dots.

Here's a close up of the gold glitter dots and distressed edge.

More Christmas Cheer

Told you I love this stamp.
A couple of variations, different coloured ink, ribbons and crystals. I think the black and gold is my favourite though.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Christmas Cheer

I just love this stamp from Papermania, it's going to be used for a lot of my Christmas cards this year. It's such a big stamp that all that's needed is a bit of matting and layering, a few crystals, a bit of ribbon and, hey presto, job done.

Here I decided on black, white and gold. I used Onyx Black Versafine ink pad for the stamp, added some crystals from stash and gold ribbon from Hobbycraft.