Tuesday, 22 January 2013

A Friend is......

Love the colour of this one, Shaded Lilac Distress ink one of the last releases of colours from Ranger. I used this for some of my Christmas cards it's such a pretty colour.
The background was made using oneof my favourite techniques with distress inks, the "bleaching" out of colour. Starting out by covering a piece of card with Distress ink,then mist a stamp with water, stamp on to the background  then wait for a couple of seconds before blotting with kitchen roll.This will remove the ink ,leaving an image of the stamp.I then over stamp with the same image in the same colour as the base. Making sure the base is completely dry,I then ink around the edge of the card,same colour but then cover with Aurora Crystal embossing powder hwich will cling to the Distress ink. After heating the edge will be slightly darker but lovely and sparkly.Like yesterday I cut the topper with a Spellbinders die and left it in the die to ink,giving a white edge.After stamping the greeting in Versafine,I stamped the leaf onto Centura Pearl and cut it out.The flower was stamped with the distress ink, the top layer embossed with the Aurora crystal as well to match with the background.
That's it for today,I'm not certain if I will have any internet connection for the next few days so for the first time ever I'm going to schedule some posts. I'm sorry it doesn't work,I will be back on Sunday evening,so they will be another one then if it doesn't work.
Kay( Hougie) and I are off to Exeter tomorrow for the Craft4Crafters show at Westpoint, so if your in the area come and say hello. I know Kay has some new products because we have no plan how to set up the stand yet!!!! So come and see how we got on.
Happy Crafting.

1 comment:

  1. Morning Karen, Loving this card, my favourite colour and the 'bleaching' technique is really good, will be trying this, loving the embossing powders too.
    Have a good show.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx