Saturday, 19 April 2014

Thank You x

Happy Saturday folks!

I hope you are all enjoying the long weekend - I know some of you will have had to work - I spent many, many years working in a place which provided a 24/7 service including all bank holidays and I frequently had to work Christmas, Easter etc - so I know what it's like!

I would like to say Hello and Welcome to some new followers - I hope you can make sense of my ramblings and gain some sort of inspiration from my cards.

My card today is another of the DT samples.  I have used the grass/branch stamp that went with the boy and birds set and more of the words from the fab word chains.

The background is simply created by squishing distress inks on a glass mat (a tile would do too),
spritzing lightly with water and pressing a piece of white card into the wet ink.
Pick it up and see what you've got - you can give it another dunk if you haven't got enough colour.
I always do a piece bigger than I need, so I can choose the bit I want.
Once dry, cut to size then stamp the image and words with black archival
I always ink round the edges of the card too - probably with black soot distress ink.
Mat onto black and add a few gems
For the base card, I used the same stamp and just stamped around the edge of the card in black.

Quick and easy, but rather nice - I like to think!
Thanks very much for stopping by, have a great weekend.
Janet xxx


  1. Oooo I was thinking alcohol inks at first which I don't have yet but this I can have a go at, so effective , great inspiration x

  2. Oh wow Janet. That looks really cool! Love the background and what an effective card it makes! Xxx

  3. another great card, love the colours

  4. That background is really fab! Nikki x

  5. Nice one Janet. I think I'm liking this background technique a lot. Plenty of possibilities. Been away so must get back to having a go.

  6. The look you've achieved Janet is stunning - had you not blogged it, I never would have guessed how it was done, so thank you. Can't wait until tomorrow when I can have a go :-) Love your blog.....Have a fab day x

  7. Another very simple but effective card! Love the colours you have used!! :)

  8. Great card Janet, and so effective. Love the colour combination that you have used. Hope you are having a restful Sunday...x

  9. fab card Janet and that background is brill. Hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend xx

  10. Hi Janet, happy Easter. Your samples were fantastic, I like this one particularly.
    Hope you have a lovely bank holiday tomorrow.x

  11. Lovely Janet, I love it and happy Easter to you and yours xx

  12. Really like this, my current palette of colours is a bit limited so a great excuse to buy more crafting goodies!


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