Sunday, 18 March 2012


Mother's Day Card
This is the card I made for my mum...Happy Mother's Day mum.

I stamped the same flowers several times with versamark and embossed with clear powder.

Then I used the brilliant ink dusters from  Inkylicious Crafts to add colour to the background using pink and brown ink. I've only used them a few times, and take a little getting used to but I found them much easier to use them a brayer.  As they're double ended I keep one end for one colour to avoid contamination.  They're a simple and effective way to build up and blend colour slowly using all of your water based inks eg distressing, adirondacks, pigment and even mica powders etc.

Note: Never use permanement inks as they stain the brush

I stamped the text across the background with brown (2nd generation ink as the ink pad was brand new and very juicy), and then randomly stamped the darker flowers using the same brown as before (2nd and 3rd generation ink).

I tore a strip of parchment for the sentiment, and then stamped the text stamp with Flitter Glu and added gold gilding flakes. This glue is from Indigo Blu and is fantastic, it's great for adding gilding flakes to delicately stamped images/text. It looks like PVA but it's much, much stronger, you basically coated it onto a piece of cut 'n' dry foam to make what is essentially an ink pad.  You can then pat your stamp with it, then stamp your image (don't press too hard as it's incredibly strong) and add flakes, glitter or beads etc. It's fabulouas and definitely worth a try! I spotted both products and demo's on Create and Craft TV.

The flower was made using my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and coloured using the same pink and brown inks. The whole thing was then matted onto brown card and the based card. All in all this was a really easy card to make.  The gilded text can be seen now - sorry the camera couldn't quite pick it up but it looked stunning and so professional.

Stamps: All from Inkylicious - wonderful mother, flowers and background text

Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa brown),Memento Rose Bud (pink), Distressing ink Tie dye (brown)

One for the boys
Here's a few of the boys cards I made recently...I hope you like them.

Army Boy
Made for a little boy who loves the army. Apparently he loved it and I've been asked to make another one for another little boy. The digi kit was from Digi Printables . I printed the images several times and layered them up to keep it simple but dimensional.

Sk8r Boy
Made using the Sk8r boy digi stamp from Polly Craft Designs, which I multi printed, coloured using promarkers and then layered up.

Promarkers: Lime, leaf green, forest green, powder blue, cornflower, sky blue, caramel, henna
Spectrum Noir: 132, 135, 196
Distressing inks: tumbled glass, peeled paint, faded jeans
Sentiment: computer generated
Papers: Up Up & Away (First Edition) Paper Pad - great price from Dunelm Mill or The Range store.
Stars and Number: Paper (as above) cut using Plantin Cricut cartridge

I hope you like them all.

Janine XX

1 comment:

coops said...

stunning cards janine.your 1st card is so beautiful and classy and i love your boys cards, great images ;D

xx coops xx