I've been in a vintagy mood today and have had a lovely time getting messy with my distress inks. All the papers on these cards have been made by spritzing DI and 'smooshing' manilla cardstock. For the top card I crumpled the background and highlighted the creases with walnut stain before ironing smooth again and stamping with Judikins italian script. The postcard stamp is from Crfty individuals, the tree is a Judikins stamp - which I painted with DI then added some glossy accents sprinkled with glamour dust. The numbers are cut from grunge paper to which I've applied a couple of layers of metal accents powder - they don't look as good as the shop bought kind but my budget won't stretch to all those wonderful packs of embellishments available so I try and make my own. I get a bit frustrated sometimes seeing all the wonderful creations about with gorgeous finsihing touches but I try and improvise.
Fashionable Stamping - Vintage
The Artistic Stamper - Numbers
Winter Wonderland = Across the Miles (the postmark on the sentiment panel says 'posted in advance for delivery on christmas')
My second card took ages - lots of fiddling around trying different background papers and in the end I used Walnut Stain distress inks directly on the card blank and just stamped the snowflake . I crimped some Manilla cardstock I had smooshed with DI and coloured some white lace with - yep you've guessed it Distress inks - another cost cutting technique I use is to only buy white lace and the I just colour as much as I need to fit my project rather than having to splash out on an assortment of colours that may sit around unused for ages! After stamping the image on smooshed cardstock I used my water brush to remove some of the colour from the girl to make her stand out a bit more.
I'm sharing this card here -
Well, that's the weekend nearly over, back to work tomorrow - have a good week and thanks for stopping by..Esther xx