Friday, 28 March 2014

'Huffing' for notelets

I needed another little supply of notelets to add in with Playground prizes, plus I fancied trying colouring stamps with Distress Ink markers before actually stamping onto the card. Irene is so good at this and I've admired her fabulous results for ages now. This was my quite simple result:
I used:

- four 4" x 4" square white card blanks

- stamps are all from SU's 'Pocket Silhouettes' set. Coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Ink markers, 'huffed' on to re-moisten the ink (too much information there?) and then stamped onto white card before being cut into ovals with a Nestie die

- little scrabble through the snippets folder for toning snippets of card, which were die cut using a Nesties scalloped oval die - I love the soft scallops on this die set

- sentiments were stamped after being coloured directly onto the stamp with the same co-ordinating TH DI pens, and then punched using SU's 'Word Window' before being layered onto a matching punched SU 'Modern Label'

Job done! Just a shame the colours look a bit washed out in the two bottom cards, it was throwing it down with snow when I took the photo and the light was awful :(



scrappymo! said...

These look great. It has been so long since I "huffed" (lol) will have to give it a try again, as this is a lovely look!

Those dies are lovely!

Darnell said...

Good job with the coloring and huffing, Di! These are such pretty little note cards!! Hugs, Darnell

Pippa said...

They look great Di. Reminds me that I must have another go with my water soluble wax crayons - they are good for that technique although they tend to produce a more intense colour. x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Di lovely cards... really love them. ...have that set of stamps and had not thought if using them like that. I love Irene's cards too..did I read snowing in your post? On mobile will need to go back lv Shaz in Oz xxx

mamapez5 said...

These are lovely. It would be worth winning just to get one! I thought at first that the sentiment was a part of the oval die frame.
You can get rid of that snow before I come over next week. I am in summer dresses here! Kate x

Mau xx said...

All brilliant!!! This is a great technique to create a quick set of notelets to give as gifts.
Like the colours you chose.
Hugs Mau xx

Sarn said...

SNOW? Did you say SNOW? OMG! Mind you - I got SOAKED on Wednesday night in a deluge I was sorely unprepared for!

Enough of that . . .onto your cards . . . loving all these sweet little floral Friend to Friend cards using that technique.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kathyk said...

WOWser! These turned out to be fabbylicious


Anonymous said...

Snow! How can it possibly be snowing!! We're going to be 14C on Monday, perhaps we've swapped??! Lovely little cards, huffing is a valid technique!


Irene said...

Simple your cards may be Di, but they are absolutely beautiful, and love how the design is framed. Did you say the S word????
This is one set of stamps I regret not buying.

Carol Willis said...

Love these Di, so pretty.
Hope you have a fab sunny weekend.
Caz x

Carol L said...

What a darling set of note cards, and each one is beautifully colored and matted! I kick myself every day for not getting this stamp set when it was available!

MaryH said...

So very pretty, each one of them. I didn't see any 'washout' on either. Just pure loveliness. Great design for a sweet notecard. Well done, you! Hugs & Happy wkend coming

Sue said...

Well blogger has finally let me back in after linking my card!!! these are lovely Di and I can tell you I have 'huffed' a lot today!!! hahaha have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

Mary said...

What great cards. You created them perfectly. You gals are going to have to stop showing me things I want to try....I'm not getting my craft room cleaned! It's just getting more and more messy! I agree, Irene's works are true beauties.

Jean said...

Di these are beautiful little cards. I have always lied these simple flower style stamps and the markers and huffing technique are the perfect way to use them. I also really like the soft scallop frames as well.
I haven't seen any snow here but we have had several vicious hail storms in the last few days.Still the weatherman says it will be warmer over the weekend. Let's hope he's right.
Jean x

Twinks Stamping said...

4 x 4 are fabulous sized cards to make and your design looks so quick, easy and un-fussy!(I know thats not a real word!).Lovely xxx Jan

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous set of cards Di, they all look great to me.

Kath x

Oh only 12 other CC made apart from Austin's so I am way behind you.

Sandra H said...

"Snow" Well l'm not surprised and this weekend they have forecast a heatwave...........the mind boggles!! Goregeous set of cards Di how clever are you.........your so creative xx

Karen said...

These are gorgeous Di! The one thing I am steering clear of is TH's Distress markers - I just know I will love them and want more - so if I haven't got any I don't need any lol! Thank you for my cute note too - forgot to thank you for that in my email. Have a lovely weekend Karen x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous set of cards.

Patricia said...

Brilliant selection of little cards, love them.
We have had lots of snow up here in Perthshire, the hills were so beautiful this week. Thank goodness it has not come down to us although it is absolutely freezing
Enjoy the weekend

Patricia X

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You've done very well with the huff technique and I love your little note cards. They are nice and simple. I always get one marker that insists on being streaky when I try to huff so I'll leave huffing to the experts. Besides, I'm asthmatic. I need to hang onto all the air I can!