Tuesday, 26 October 2010


My number one son came down from Uni at the weekend and that combined with a tummy bug has curtailed my card making.  However although I'm still on the dry toast, I thought it best to take my mind off the matter and get crafting!

First off I printed a fantastic script stamp in "London Fog" grey I have and then added a kissing couple (I love this stamp it is so romantic) over the top, then I used distressed inks round the edge.  The backing card was a pre-formed blank but it has the most beautiful ragged edging,

Next I had a play with using 2 nestabilities shapes together in the bigshot to make a frame, I then broke out the distress ink and then printed a swirly pattern over the top.  For the inside I decided it would be too difficult to line everything up, so I took the discarded insert, distressed it and used part of a stamp I have of a lady perched on a bench - I then went over bits of it with Mica powder to give it a hidden shimmer. The frame has two foam pads on it to give it the extra depth I felt it needed as the colours were so close. Lastly a bow and a few swirls round the edge - although now I'm not so sure I should have done them!!

The last card is one that I have made quite often and the one that most people pinch out of my stash :) I like the idea of looking through the foliage to a focal point behind.  I brayered the edges with sail boat blue and stamped in denim.


Eileen said...

I hope you are feeling the 'moody' look of the 'kissing couple' and I have never stamped my nestie made frames....gonna give it a go!

E xxx

Melissa said...

I saw it on Create and Craft and had a go, then having made the frame it took me ages to think what to do with it :)