Saturday, 18 June 2011

In The Moonlight

Some of you will know that I get to sell some of my cards.  They are at a set price, and as I like to give value for money to my customers, I make them all 6"x6" (more or less) and they have quite a lot on them.  The trouble is, I have lots of smaller card blanks that I need to use up.  Some of them are cream and they're only 12.5cm square, and I don't feel I can charge a lot for them as they're fairly small.  So I've decided to use them for the church sale, then I can charge less for them.
And so, having experimented with my inks the other day, I came up with this.  I don't have many inks (No Tim Holtz yet - sob!) so had to play about quite a bit, and be a lot firmer than I'd expected, in order to achieve this effect.  I cut a circle of card out and held it in the middle while I sponged the lilac all over the rest of the card.  Then I removed the circle and stamped the owl image from Little Claire's Designs in the space.  I used a brown 'brilliance' ink so it looks embossed when it dries.  I realised I couldn't colour it with Promarkers otherwise it would show through the back of the card, so I just left it, and added the sentiment at the bottom.
BUT:  I know you probably know all about these, but I have just discovered 'Creatables' by Marianne Designs.  They are little dies and they're fabulous.  I've used them to make the flower that's at the top of the card.  I did it in lilac just to see how they worked, but liked it so much I added it to the card.  I am so impressed with them I think I'll be collecting quite a few.
Have a great weekend, everyone, thanks for dropping by today.
Mrs O.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Jane, love this technique, it's really worked so well. A very pretty acrd and love the gorgeous flower.

    Donna x

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  2. Lovely card and so quick and easy to do, too. Another way to quickly add a design element is to put 2 post it notes vertically about 1cm apart and stamp a repeat pattern in the gap, it makes a lovely border. Also good for using stamps or partial stamping with stamps that you don't use much. Gives them a new lease of life :o) I'll hunt out a photo of some notelets that I made using this technique and put them on my blog xx

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  3. What a creative way to get that effect! I love seeing how you invent all kinds of new ideas with these cards...and the sentiment in the text is adorable!

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  4. gorgeous card.i really love the sweet owl and great pretty colours ;D

    xx coops xx

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