Monday, 27 July 2009

365 Cards Day 149 - Sponging ~ Creative Inspirations - Distressing & Charisma Cards - Tag it


We had a lovely day on the river at Oxford yesterday and fortunately the rain held off although it was getting a little chilly towards the latter part of the trip. Sadly I didn't think to take any pictures, but if any turn up from other sources I might be able to post one at some later stage.
This card incorporates a technique that I haven't really perfected as yet. It is distressed by sponging some Tim Hotlz Old Paper ink around the edges and then a little darker shade after I had roughened up the edges of the tag with a file. I then over printed the images with a spotty stamp in a couple of colours.
The tag was made from an offcut of card with a circle punched to make the reinforcement ring, stuck to the tag and then the hole punched through both layers at the same time.
The sentiment was computer generated.
I feel as though I have been tearing around for the last several days... I could just do with a little RNR!
Chrissie

26 comments:

  1. Wow stunning card, love it! Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

    Jan x

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  2. Oh! this is lovely, I adore the vintage look and your sponging is fabulous, and the spotty stamp over it is just perfect.

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  3. wow...you did a great job! I'm not sure if I'll be able to complete this one! >.<

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  4. fashion isn't my 'thing' on cards, but your distressing is brilliant. I love the aged look :o)
    Jackie xx

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  5. lovely work Chrissie....your card turned out gorgeous!

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  6. This is absolutely beautiful Chrissie. I adore it.
    Hugs
    Michelle

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  7. Beautiful distressing; gorgeous card.

    I am glad you had a nice b-day yesterday!!!

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  8. Beautiful card Chrissie! I think you did a great job on the distressing!

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  9. Lovely card Chrissie. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time on your trip. TFS

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  10. Fantastic card Chrissie, I just love the images and your sponging is wayyyyy cool!!

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  11. Your card is absolutly gorgeous!

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  12. Beautiful card, Chrissie! I love the vintage look, and all of the distressing :)

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  13. oh this is unusual for you but I do like it. I think your distressing is great, and the flourish stamp over the top is a great finishing touch.

    Glad you enjoyed your weekend, shame about teh photos!

    Victoria
    x

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  14. What a fabulous vintagey feel to your card. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

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  15. Absolutely love this card
    Linbyx

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  16. wow what a beautiful card, love the vintage style

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  17. Love it an love your blog.
    hugs
    Sue x

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  18. Lovely card!!! Awesome distressing work.

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  19. I just love this! Great work. Eileen

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  20. Love the vintage look! fab card!

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  21. Gorgeous,the vintage look is perfect!!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations!
    xx

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  22. What a lovely card. Fabulous image love the vintage look. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

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  23. Stnning card. Love th vintage look.
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

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  24. gorgeous card
    Thanks for playing this week at Charisma
    Allisonx

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  25. Wow this is absolutely stunning, very inspirational. Thank you for joining us at Charisma - good luck!
    Leanne
    xx

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Thank you so much for popping by, I appreciate your comments!
Thanks,
Chrissie