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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Foliage Challenge (ish)

After visiting Snazzy's on Monday with Kathy and seeing some gorgeous foliage cards we kind of set a challenge for each other to produce something similar. Kathy bought the fabby set which just looking at, didn't do it justice, but here is the set and fabby card she made here.

After looking through my stash I didn't really have any foliage to stamp around the outside so ended up using ' A Little Bit Sketchy'  by Sheena Douglas. The main stamp is Stamp 08 by Kanban - can't find the name sorry! Di's used were tattered rose, victorian velvet,milled lavender and spun sugar. Sentiment is Craftwork Cards but I think there is a problem with the 'h'.  May not be using that again!

I used the post it method which Kathy used but did get some ink overspill..I think I need bigger post it's.

Hope your Thursday is going well!


Kathyk said...

Debs it looks great - and you've risen splendidly to the challenge matey! Thanks for the link back to my blog too.

I bought some C5 post its in Florida - must buy some more next trip as they are great for this technique.

Hope you'll be using this technique again since you seem to have cracked it!

As to the issue with the stamp ..... if you had ink over the area which didn't stamp properly you could try two things .... 1) next time place something like a foam pad beneath the card, to "cushion" the stamping or 2) lightly abrade the surface (VERY gently) with a fine grade sandpaper (like an emery board) as it's sometimes a silicon seal on the stamp.

GOOD LUCK - hope it works


SHARY said...

Looks very pretty Debs, love the black stamp.x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This gorgeous, I love the design


catherine said...

Great card Debs and the centre flourish image is fab. a very stylish and elegant looking card
x catherine

Vicky said...

Beautiful card sweetie love the stamps you have used.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

coops said...

beautiful card debboe.i love the flourish and pretty colours :D

xx coops xx

Molecraft said...

A fabulous card, love the design!
Helen x

coldwaters2 said...

This is totally fabulous Debs I love the stamps you have used this is a really super clean and simple card.
lorraine x

Jules said...

Hi Debbie

A great finshed look.

Love the stamping over your fabby distress work.

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Debs, fab stamps and love the colours :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Dawn said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous colours and stamping. It is always fun to try out a new technique and I love the shape you created with the post its.

Hugs, Dawn

Carole said...

Very pretty Debs, I like the background shape, gives good prospective. Now I want to get my flourish stamps out too! Hug C x