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Monday, 12 March 2012

A couple of Thank You cards

Evening Everyone,
I don't know about you, but I have a drawer full of cards that I have made over the years.
Sometimes there is one there that is ready to go, although  most of the time I have to make something new because what is there is some how just not quite right lol.
These cards were made quite some time ago using a stamp that I got at a Stampin Up party.
Both of these cards use background paper made from Adirondack Colourwash inks.
As you may have guessed I do like playing around with inks and creating backgrounds.
The background on this first card has been made by spraying white card stock with a combination of Denim and Wild Plum ink sprays. This has then had cling film placed over it to create this stunning effect.
If the card stock is not quite wet enough when the clingfilm is applied, then the inks will not blend and it leaves a spotty effect, which can be seen in some places on this card.
I painted some of the images with thin undiluted bleach, another of my favourite ingredients to play with.
This second card has been made in the same manner as the first only I didn't use any cling film once I had sprayed the card.
Because the ink is water based, a wet paint brush will help to move it around without the need for any extra ink, so this is how I have painted the leaves.
I added a couple of extra images to both of the cards.
My daughter Becki gave these to the Nurses at the hospital where she completed her 2nd year placement recently.
I have my uses it would appear, even if it is only to provide handmade greetings cards lol.
Happy Crafting
hugs Kimx

3 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL, Kim!!! LOVE the way you've used your long stamps--now I need to pull some of mine out! Thanks for the inspiration! :) {{{HUGS}}}

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  2. Hi Kim, lovely cards, I really love the effect on the first on with your cling film technique. May have to have a play at doing that!
    Take care
    Hugs
    Debs xx

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  3. These are so 'you'!!

    Don't worry about not accepting the 'Liebster Blog' award from me, I absolutely understand! I know you're having some hassle, and I hope very much that it's sorted SOONEST!!

    love Mags B x

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