Saturday, May 14, 2011

A quick card to share

I've recently started decorating the envelopes to go with my cards.  Obviously something you can't do when posting your card, but how lovely to receive a card in a decorated envelope as opposed to a blank envelope.  Don't you think?  Michelle loved her 'birthday suite' (see HERE) so I decided to go the 'whole hog' again with this next card and envelope.

Petal Prints
products used: Stampin' Up! Naturals Ivory and So Saffron cardstock, So Saffron and Rose Red ink pads,  Sizzlits die Floral Fusion, and  Petal Prints and Whimsical Words stamp sets; EK Success border punch; Big Shot Thick Cuts die, Ovals; patterned paper - lilybeedesign Happily Lost 6x6 Tiny Tablet; and organza swirl ribbon and buttons

By the way, do you like the way the ink is blended in a batik type of fashion?  That's a technique I picked up from Miriam the other day.  Looks fabulous huh?  Very simple to do ... simply stamp your ink pad with the main colour ink and then using a dauber, gently add a little of the second ink to the stamp.  When stamped the inks blend together.  Best done with a lighter ink as your main colour.  I also used second and third generation stamping to achieve the faded stamped images.

Incidentally I used the ScrapChat May card sketch challenge for inspiration.  Yet another stunning sketch from Becky at PageMaps (see HERE) ...

Because the card was for a girlfriend I opted out of the love heart theme and rotated the sketch to suit my stamped images.  That's the beauty of sketches in my humble opinion ... they're completely open to interpretation and you can give 20 people the same sketch and end up with 20 completely different results.  Thanks Becky!

PS:  Thanks Miriam!


  1. You are very welcome and you have used it to great effect. Simply stunning card.

  2. amazing card... gorgeous colours! love it xx

  3. It looks wonderful IRL too Alz :) Love that technique.