Sunday, 14 April 2013

Card Craft

I've finely made some cards this week, I dont know whats wrong with me lately I keep buying stuff, have lots of ideas but just cant make the leap to go into the craft studio and crack on.
Anyhow the first one is really simple using some wooden shapes from Hobbycraft that i was given in a swap.
matted and layered on some paper i've had for years and a stamped bunting image which came free with a magazine and coloured in promarkers. I've got several bunting stamps that i've bought but this is by far my favourite.

Next up I got a little messy with some inks.
Right if I can remember i used chipped sapphire, seedless preserve, ripe persimmon, spiced marmalade, and mustard seed distress inks blended together with a blending tool, it helps having more than one so you haven't got to keep changing the pads. Then I stamped with  tree line by Impression Obsession in black archival, I hadn't heard of this manufacturer before but bought this at the big stamp and scrapbook show back in September, i've cut my image in half to use on this card so you can see its quite large. I like to ink the stamp and take my paper to the stamp and rub over rather than putting it on a block, it seems to give a better impression.
I've made this card a couple of times now as its a good one for men and doesn't take that long but you still feel like you're creating.


  1. My first comment, thank you Claire for taking the time to post x

  2. Welcome to blogland, I've signed on to follow so I can see more of your lovely creations.

  3. Love those trees. Well done on starting your blog