Wednesday, 23 April 2014

More 'huff and puff' stamping

Needed a Birthday card in a hurry so I had another go at colouring a stamp and then 'huffing' on it to remoisten the inks before stamping:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- a floral stamp from SU's 'Serene Silhouettes' set, coloured with a mix of TH Distress Ink and Whispers pens, then die cut with a Nesties plain oval and popped onto a white Nesties 'Floral' oval 

- SU's 'Perfect Plum' card stock for the main backing

- spotty mauve paper from a Christmas paper pack - Wild Rose Studios 'Wintry Christmas'. All of the designs are fine for use other than at Christmas btw :)

- Elzybells sentiment (I masked off the word 'belated' with tape before inking then removed the tape before stamping), stamped using SU's 'Perfect Plum' ink pad, punched with SU's 'Word Window' and then popped onto a punched snippet of 'Perfect Plum' punched with SU's 'Modern Label'

- final touch, a little 'Perfect Plum' butterfly punched with a small Woodware punch and topped with a white pearl

Little tip, which I bet you already know. The sentiment covers different thicknesses on the card, the backing paper and the layered ovals. To make it sit level just add a piece of thin sticky pad to the back of the 'paper' end and flat tape or glue to the back of the 'layered' end of the sentiment before popping it on.

Di
x

22 comments:

Amanda said...

Gorgeous card Di, I giggled when you said you huffed and puffed lol. Hugs, Amanda x

Greta said...

Delicate, beautiful card, Di--I really love this!

Irene said...

Just absolutely gorgeous, beautiful and stunning Di.
luv
irene
xxxx

Sarah said...

This is wonderful Di, really delicate and perfectly showcased in the lovely die cut frame. Thanks for the tip about using a pencil for the CC bows, I'll try that next time!! xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful card.
luv
Debby

Carol Willis said...

This is really pretty Di, love the image.
Hugs
Caz x

Sue - said...

Gorgeous card Di!

SARN said...

Excellent colouring and huffing and puffing on your stamps Di. Beautiful card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kathyk said...

What a smashing "quickie"!

Kathyk

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Beautiful! Sorry I have not been to the playground this week, but I am off visiting my DD and family!

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful stamping, very classy x

Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous Di is your amazing card x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, love the image and the papers and a gorgeous die.
Very pretty card.

Kath x

Carol L said...

This is one stunning card Di! I love the stamped image, the beautiful ovals and especially those pretty colors!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card Di - all that huffing and puffing paid off because the topper is beautiful. Like the wavy greeting too - that's a great way of getting more use out of your stamps. Hope you and Parsnip are friends again! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Bonnie said...

This is one of my favorite techniques and stamps! Love the colors you've used!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very sweet and pretty--you huffed and puffed a good one! How did you get the nice poked hole dots all around your oval? Are you *that* precises or did you have help???

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Di, love that image and those pretty colours, Cathy x

Pat said...

You certainly huffed and puffed really well Di because this image came out beautifully, and I love the die cut mats and that pretty spotted paper. A truly elegant card. x

scrappymo! said...

This is such a pretty card. I heard you were auditioning for a new play but didn't realize there was so much huffing and puffing to it!!! I really like the soft look of this type of stamping and your dies are beautiful with it.

Darnell J Knauss said...

You rock at hugging and puffing, Di! Mmmm, these fingers. Well, I'm sure you rock at huffing AND hugging!! Your sweet image and card would make a great Mother's Day card, too. I know you've had yours there, but ours is just coming up so that theme is on my mind. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Mrs A. said...

Most huffable and I luvs the colours. Hugd Mrs A.