Saturday, 15 October 2016

Speedy Birthday Card

Hello everyone, I have a speedy card to share with you today, part of a larger blog post over on the Design Team blog that features quick cards that take no longer than fifteen minutes to make. We run this feature twice a month and hope to demonstrate how versatile Chocolate Baroque stamps can be for those cards in a hurry, for batch cards, or when you do not want to make a really complicated, multi-layered card, that takes hours on end.

I chose to use one of the Baroque Ornament stamps, which is a really good size, and stamped and embossed the image randomoly all over the background, using Versamark and white embossing powder. I like to use Wow embossing powder, I find that it is the best I have come across for giving a great impression. I used three different colours of Distress Ink to blend across the background, and decided not to be conventional with my colour choice this time, I was going to go safe and choose a pretty violet to add to my blue and green, but I picked a random salmon to add into the mix, just for a change!

Once I had blended the background, I spritzed some water over the background, left it a few seconds, and blotted some of the water away, for a mottled effect. I embossed a sentiment onto a strip of vellum, and then added some gems to finish.

I can see this being a great store cupboard card, and fancy making a few more colour ways and trying a gold embossed version with some more vibrant backgrounds too. Thanks for stopping by, xx


scrAPpamondo said...

This is so sweet and inspiring, and love very much your background!

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Judith, lovely colours and love the flower image, Kate x

craftimamma said...

Beautiful card Judith! Adore the pretty colours which are perfect for the delicate image.

Lesley Xx

Evelyn Browning said...

A really super idea with, as you say, many variations possible to make a batch of cards. The sentiment on the vellum strip makes the eye look again & then see the cloudy muted colours emanating from behind to join with the clearly defined ink colours of the background itself - fascinating to see how you've carried the idea of muted/frosted mottling through with your water spraying over the whole.

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