Saturday, 10 July 2010


I really think that I'm having rather too many senior moments, for although I posted this card some days ago on the DT blog for One Stop Crafts, I completely forgot about posting on my own blog... what a noodle!
I saw this technique on Stamp TV this week and thought it was so nice I'd just have to have a go.
I began by stamping the (Inkadinkadoo) butterflies on some gently textured cream paper and then heat embossing them with clear powder.
I then chose 3 colours of Distress inks - Old Paper, Tea Dye and Walnut stain and began with the lightest shade and sponged some colour randomly over the paper.
Following the use of the Tea Dye which gives the warmth of colour I used the Walnut stain around the butterflies themselves to make them stand out. After wiping off the excess ink from the butterflies with a paper towel I overprinted the whole thing with a (Hero Arts) French Script stamp.
I really rather like the effect and wanted as much of the design to show, hence the use of just a small embellishment.... Snellen flowers and leaves.
I typed the sentiment on the computer. This is one of the marathon number of cards (13 in fact) which I made for my friend at the beginning of the week.
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  1. I LOVE this card, it looks so elegant and sophisticated! Thanks for sharing the technique you used - can't wait to have a go some time (just need about double the number of hours in a day to get everything tried AND keep normal life ticking over!!!!). Susie x

  2. Chrissie this is drop dead gorgeous, I would love to try this technique. I will try to find the stamp tv demo and have a look see.

  3. LOL, been there, done that :D! Your card is beautiful Chrissie, a really elegant design and the technique gives such a pretty effect. Enjoy the rest of the weekend, I'm staying indoors, it's far too hot for me. Chris x

  4. Another stunning card Chrissie. Love the technique that you have used, so effective. Chrissie a big big thankyou for the parcel of cards that arrived in the post this morning for St.Wilf's. Will be emailing you shortly. You are a beautiful & kind lady. Hugs Clare xxx

  5. What a beautiful card and a great technique,I'm blaming the heat for all my senior

  6. Chrissie, this is so beautiful. I have got to try that technique. I love it. I also have the monochromatic brown card.

  7. Hi Chrissie
    gorgeous card looove it ....

  8. marvellous card! love the butterflies!

    xoxo silvi (germany)

  9. Beautiful card Chrissie, the same technique as I used for a butterfly card a while ago. Wonderful effect :o)
    Jackie xx

  10. It's gorgeous Chrissie - you have a lovely touch with those inks. Thanks for your lovely birthday card - very thoughtful of you and when I finally take them down, I wil blog about it. Our 'day' is really coming round fast now - so looking forward.

  11. So much beauty and elegance,fab
    Babs x

  12. Ooh Chrissie you've gone all inky! What a fab result too, I really love it. The over stamped script looks fabulous over the top


  13. wow - clever techniques used here with a great outcome. LOL about your comment on senior moments. Seems over the last few posts you've mentioned them... it hasn't affected your talent though (thank goodness)

    Paula.x x x


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