Monday, 15 January 2018

Playing with inks and stamps

Hi all
I had a play with with some inks and stamps and I then created this card for my friends birthday.

 I had die cut an oval and used the aperture to ink through with  Colour Cloud Frosty Aqua ink. 
I then used a Woodware script stamp that I had for a while but never used. I stamped it in a grey ink and then over-stamped this with a Kanban rose stamp in black archival. 
I created a frame for the rose image from Sue Wilson dies in black gloss card. 
 The background strip was made from the inner die from SW Jennifer die. I backed this with a piece of aqua card that had self adhesive on it which I then spread glitterbitz over. ( i am not sure if you can see the sparkle in the photos) I mounted this in to the embossed card which I completed with my pearl PVA glue
I hope every one is keeping well. The boiler has blown up at work so its freezing  - we have blowers and heaters but it is still cold. It is being replaced on Thursday and I have just seen the weather and its predicting SNOW !!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
allsorts challenge Week 450 - No Patterned Papers
lil patch of crafty friends CHALLENGE #73 ATG
brown sugar challenge #274 Birthday
QKR stampede Challenge #278 Anything Goes


  1. Love the oval die, super image and a great design.
    Thank you for joining our 'No pattered papers' challenge this week at Allsorts.


  2. Hi Maria, a very pretty card, love the colour combination and the intricate die with the rose stamp.... have a wonderful week... stay warm... Megan

  3. Lovely card! Love all the embossing! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
    Sandy DT

  4. Lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  5. Absolutely beautiful Maria, lovely colours and design, Kate x

  6. Beautiful birthday card! Love the image & that embossing really adds to the beauty! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  7. Such a pretty, feminine card! Thank you for sharing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge.

  8. What lovely die cuts and embossing to enhance your pretty card! Thanks for joining us this week at the QKR Stampede Anything Goes challenge.
    Dorothy S, DT member

  9. So happy you played and your card is amazing!
    Thanks for playing with us
    Tina, Brown Sugar DT

  10. Very nice
    Thanks for sharing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge. Good Luck.
    DT Member

  11. Hi Maria
    I'm just trying to catch up with my visits.
    Beautiful card. I have that Kanban stamp and love it. It was one of the first stamps I bought.
    Hope you had the boiler fixed.
    Ang x