Saturday 7 January 2012

Quick and easy card today

Whilst rootling round in my box of ready stamped images I came across one image, stamped in black and then embossed on a plain white background. Ping! On went a little light bulb and out came the Tim Holtz Distress Inks and a duster brush. Sure enough, the DI covered the background but left the image still crisp and clear.
Then I just layered it onto black and KanBan African Gold card in the most lush sunset/burned earth colour - on 7" x 5" cream card stock.

All card came from the snippets folder - but I can't really enter the challenge and I already have an idea for tomorrow's card, when I'll also do the first roll call of this week in the Snippets Playground. I'm totally delighted by how many playmates have turned up this week too - what a lovely lot you are!



  1. Such a fab card, love the inking idea and it works really well. Hugs, Amanda x

  2. Lovely background and the ink looks fab around the image too.

  3. Great stamp and a lovely card Di :)

  4. Hi Di, Another stunning card love the background and the image is gorgeous, Great that the snippets challenge has taken of so well but then your so well liked and knew it would become popular:) Sandra H

  5. Brilliant card Di, I love the background, and your stunning flower.


  6. What a gorgeous card Di . . . love it. xxx

  7. A lovely stamp Di & the background is perfect.
    Sally x

  8. Hi Di

    A fabby card! Love the colours and the duster brush technique.

    Get you having ideas already for tomorrow!! LOL!!

    I am pleased you had lots of company in the playground.

    See you tomorrow.

    Love Jules xx

  9. Hi Di,
    I'm just wondering when you sleep? Seems with everything you do you surely have more than 24 hours in a day?!?'

    I took the Cuttlebug out of the box but was having difficulty. So, watched some You Tube videos and now I'm surfing blogs. Need to get back to the kitchen table to try my Cuttlebug again!!


  10. Fabulous card Di, I need to learn how to use the dusters, yet another thing I have had for ages and not really got round to having a go with. I am on a crafting diet at the moment.

    Kath x

  11. Wish I was able to create cards as stunning as yours Di! I love the stamp and what youve done with the distress ink, i was so tempted to buy some today when i was in hobbycraft but resisted the urge! Happy 2012 to you too, hope it is a good year for you and yours. Much love xx

  12. What a great card Di. You never cease to amaze. Where does all this craftastic (my big word of the day, is it even a word? You can use it if you want :) )stuff come from? I'm with you sleep?

  13. If I can't sleep I lie in the dark planning out card ideas - it works every time zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Di xx

  14. There's a lot of 'pinging' going on !! Great card Di, love the rich Autumnal colours! xx


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