Sunday, 17 August 2014

Lacy Swallows

Good morning everyone, 
I hope you are having a great weekend!  I have another fairly relaxed one, planning and preparing for workshops.
I have two cards on here today, both using the lovely Lacy Swallows stamps....

This is the first card, I kept it all one colour - Cornflower archival ink
I stamped the 'so sorry' from the new line writing set  (these are one of my favourite styles of wording - very useful!) I wiped a little bit of ink off each end of the line before I stamped it, because I didn't want it to be quite as long as it actually is.
I stamped a lacy swallow at each end
For the main piece of the card, all I did was add some ink round the edge of the card and add a few gems and mat on to matching card
For the background piece, I stamped bits of the tail and wing of the larger swallow and added some extra ink.

For the second card, I stamped the birds on double-sided adhesive, then covered one side with acetate and used gilding flakes on the back, then cut them out and mounted on a black strip of card across the centre of white card, mounted on to black.  I stamped the lovely heart line from the same set of line sentimens and added a couple of gems.  I added a few dotty designs with a silver pen
Hope you like them, enjoy your weekend
Janet xx


  1. Beautiful Janet - aren't these swallow stamps just gorgeous! Nikki x

  2. Beautiful cards Janet. I love the way you've finished off the line stamp with a dot. I may have to borrow that idea. x

    1. Thanks Lynne - the dots are actually tiny gems, which don't show so well in the picture

  3. really like the second one, birds are fab gilded

  4. Lovely cards Janet, I thought I didnt like these stamps, but once again, you've changed my mind!

  5. Both beautiful cards Janet, hope your relaxing Sunday is goining well...x

  6. Both lovely Janet, Hope you are having a relaxing weekend.

  7. beautiful cards Janet. those birds are so pretty xx

  8. Smashing cards Janet! Really like the 'line' stamps... they look like you could use them in a lot of different ways!! :) x


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