Wednesday, 23 July 2014

A new card and a hard blogging lesson learned

Note to self: make sure to actually click "Publish" after composing your blog post - BEFORE closing the window and going to make a cup of coffee (and getting distracted with 5 million other things)!  Groan!  I hate having to do the same thing twice.  I came back to the laptop, all ready to link my blog post to the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog Challenge only to discover that, to all intents and purposes, I'm a numpty (to anyone reading this from anywhere but Scotland, "numpty" is not a complimentary description).

Anyway, I guess *lesson learned*.  Or maybe the lesson should be "stop writing blog posts in the middle of the night when you should be sleeping".  LOL!

Here is my entry for the Craft Stamper challenge for July, based on the resist-embossing technique which was featured in the magazine (and happens to be a favourite technique of mine):

For this card I first stamped a lovely script stamp in pale pink ink onto the plain white cardstock (my intention was that the script would show through the clear embossed areas, but I think it was just too pale a colour.  You can only see it if you look really close up in good light.  Ah well).  I then stamped some foliage and flower stamps using Perfect Medium and clear embossing powder.  I then used Inkylicious ink duster brushes to apply the first layer of "Picked Raspberry" Distress Ink (everyone seems to call it "pickled" instead of "picked".  Who would ever pickle a raspberry?  LOL!).

Next I built up the layers of ink using cut'n'dry foam - also adding in some "Dusty Concord" and "Chipped Sapphire" Distress Inks.  After that it was just the finishing touches.  The card looks much better in real life than in this photo (well, I guess I would say that, wouldn't I?).  The colours look more vibrant than they do above.  I guess I'll need to get better with my camera.

Thanks for reading!



  1. Gorgeous colour's and a great make, thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Elizabeth x

  2. Hahaha Lori I am from Scotland, your post has made me lol today!
    Your card is a beauty adore the colour combo :-)
    so happy you got your post published ;-) and thank you for joining us for The Take it Make it challenge. xxx

  3. Beautiful "ombre" colors! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  4. Hey, it's forever pickled raspberry to me! Misread it the first time and it's stuck ;) Love the ombré effect on your background. Thanks for playing along at Take It Make It Challenge!

  5. Gorgeous colours! So bright and vibrant! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper blog challenge this month! xx

  6. Gorgeous card! Great colors! Thank you for playing with us at Craft Stamper challenge!