Ink blending

I love that moment when you peel back the masking paper after some ink blending.

I wasn’t sure where the card was heading I just wanted some blended circles and to play with my Distress Oxide inks.

I chose simelar colours to blend together. I am currently in the process of widening my Distress Oxide ink collection. I find it blends so beautifully on smooth card stock. I always used to use watercolour paper for blending with regular distress inks. I find the Oxide inks so easy to blend with hardly any effort and on a wider variety of cardstock.

To make the background I made a mask of circles by die cutting three circles on to a piece of masking paper in the positions I wanted them on the card. I then stuck down the masking paper on to the card and blended the inks. Then peeled off the masking paper leaving the circles perfectly formed.

I have been sorting through stamp sets that I have accumulated from craft magazine gifts and came across a nature set which was perfect for black stamping against the colours. Sadly the stamp set doesn’t have a name printed on it so I can’t remember where it came from or what it is called.

I used my misti stamping tool to stamp the images on to the circles, then added some gems to finish.

Here is the finished postcard.

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Cross Stitch obsession

Hello. Today I thought I would share my other crafty obsession apart from my card making.

I started Cross Stitch after buying a magazine from a supermarket shelf. I had a a go at the free kit and became hooked. Here it is..

I stitched charts from magazines. for a while but then I discovered Bothy Threads.

I love Bothy Threads because their kits are mostly full cross stitch. Their designs include the Gorjuss Range, cut thru designs and my favourite the Wrendale Designs animals. Here is my Wrendale Peacock..

They also have lots of other designs, there is something for everyone.

Here is my Bothy Exotic Birds…

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Princess Card

Hello. I hope you are well. We are enjoying the bank holiday weekend sunshine here.

I am sharing the princess card I made today. I couldn’t resist the new stamp set from Clearly Besotted called fairy tale princess.

I coloured in the images with copic markers. This is the first time I have had a go at colouring gold with copics. I was pleased with the result.

I started with some watercolour paper to make the card and used Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles to cut the background and frame. I then used Distress Oxide ink to add the colour. I added an acetate window to the frame.

I stamped the sentiment and filled the base with some sequins from Neat and Tangled this colour mix is my favourite.

I attached the images to the acetate window and used foam tape to attach the window to the base.

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Foiling with stencils

Hello. I hope you are well.

I have recently been having a go at foiling using stencils. I love that moment when you peel back the foil to reveal the shiney pattern underneath. I thought I would share two of my cards with you today.

The first was made using the Altenew leaf burst stencil with Thermo Web Deco Foil.

The secret to a smooth finish is to make sure you have your laminater nice and hot and running it through twice.

The second card was made with the Newtons Nook confetti stencil

I used Deco Foil transfer gel for both cards. You simply rub the gel over the stencil on to your cardstock making sure it is nice sand smooth with an even coverage. Then once it is very place the foil pattern side up and run it through your laminater.

This foil is Gina K fancy foils. The stamp set is Newtons Nook Cocktail Mixer set.

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Sunset card

Hello crafty friends.

This week the sun has finally returned after what seems to have been a very long winter. So I though a bit of beach scene ink blending would be a good choice for this weekend’s crafting.

I took a piece of 6 x 6 watercolour paper and selected distress inks in sunset colours yellow, orange, pink, purple and blue. I masked off the sky area and worked on that first then added the sea and the sand.

I used a white gel pen to add some waves along the edge of the beach.

Next I used a very cute bunny stamp from the Honey Bee Stamps set Blah Humbunny. I stamped in with memento tuxedo black ink and used Copic markers to colour him in.

To finish the card I used sentiments from the same honey bee stamp set masking the word blue from blue Christmas and the without you sentiment. I used white embossing powder and heat set it.

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Birthday Card

Today I made this Birthday card.

I stamped the balloon images from the Honey Bee stamps set Celebration Box on to a piece of watercolour paper and heat embossed with white embossing Powder.

I then used Distress Oxide inks squeezed lemonade and salty ocean to blend the background. I love how easily the Distress Oxide inks blend on watercolour paper.

I used a happy Birthday die and cut out the sentiment in white and black card then layered them before attaching. I then attached the finished piece to a card base.

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Quick clean and simple card

Today I went to visit my friend as she picked up her new cat yesterday. Straight away I thought of this cute stamp set from My Favorite Things which has the perfect sentiment. So I made a quick card for her.

I used Copic markers to colour the image and made sure the cat was the colours of her new cat Alfie.

I then did some soft ink blending on a card base using blue and green distress inks to ground the image.

I then stamped the sentiments to complete the card.

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