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Friday, 1 April 2016


Hello and welcome to my little bit of craft corner, I hope you like what you see and pop back again.

Today I am showing what I made in my little play time I had yesterday, I was quite pleased with how it turned out. This is only a tiny card, quite unusual for me as I love my 8 X 8's but this is a 6 X 4 so quite small!

I apologize now for all the images, I got a bit carried away lol!

I started with my White base card and measured up two other pieces of card. The first piece of card I inked up with Tim Holtz Distress Inks Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs and Ground Espresso then splashed a little water over the top. I scored some lines to make it look a bit like wood.
I then stamped on top in places with one of the stamps from Crafters Companion Texture Elements Splats & Accessories Set 1 with Ground Espresso.

On the second piece of card I inked it up with Distress Inks Peacock Feathers, Crushed Olive and Forest Moss, I love these colours together. I then proceeded to stamp up the crackle stamp from Crafters Companion Texture Elements Splats & Accessories Set 2 using Black Stazon. It actually reminded me a little of  a spiders web! Really must get some new glasses lol!

Also in Set 2 of these stamps was a long edge stamp of dots and lines so I stamped this using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink followed by Aquatints essentials in Gold over the top, unfortunately the photos do not show this up much.

Next I ran it through a new embossing folder I had from Spellbinders, part of the Seth Apter the Altered Page called Maze, how exciting it is to have some folders with different patterns and designs just fitting with mixed media.

Once I had ran it through the folder I inked up the embossed areas with Victorian Velvet, Forest Moss and Peacock Feathers. I then inked round the edge with Peacock Feathers.

 Using a little piece of White card I stamped the word Beautiful with Black Stazon from the Crafters Companion Texture Elements Words to Inspire Set 1 then inked over it with Crushed Olive Distress Ink.

I mounted the wood effect background onto my base card using Foam tape, after attaching some Light Blue Crochet Adhesive Ribbon across the bottom half of the embossed card I attached this on top of the wood effect background.
I attached the sentiment to the top of my card then looked through my stash of die cuts to find this small spray of leaves, a partial cut die and some leaves. I also came across some frames I had made out of air dry clay a while back so I inked the edge of this with Ground Espresso and Pebeo Renaissance Gold Gilding Wax. I had some free papers from a magazine and among these was this picture of a Lady so I cut it out and placed it in the frame.

I arranged the leaf spray and die cuts across the card, placed the frame over the ribbon and arranged some little Pink & White flowers either side as seen.

There you have the finished card, I hope you like it.

I have decided to enter this into

Thank you for looking,  Jacquie xxx


  1. Hope I like it? No worries there as I more than like your card! It may be smaller than your usual makes but this little gem packs so many wonderful techniques and the colors! Wow, the colors! The pops of the DI are awesome sauce and those stamps you have used are fantabulous! The back panel totally looks like wood!

    Thanks for joining our "Crazy for Colour" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki DT

  2. Hi Jacquie
    What a fab background and the card is, indeed , beautiful!
    Thought you may have used Typhoo Brown Distress Ink lol!
    Great card!
    Ang x

  3. This is beautiful Jacquie, such a fabulous background.
    Sorry I've been AWOL, I'm having a major sort out in my Craft Room and it's taking forever!

  4. A beautiful card with such a lot of work I'm bad at not trying to make my own backgrounds and rely on Serif too much I must have a play with my small stash of DI

  5. Oh, what a beautiful card with such yummy colours and so many fabulous techniques! Love it!
    Thank you so much for joining in our Crazy For Colour challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DT x

  6. Thank you so much for joining our Crazy for Colors challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  7. Gorgeous background on your card and nice to see the process for making it. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.


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