Saturday, 22 January 2011

CSC #23 - blending ink

This card made me smile every step of the way. It's my entry to Case Study Challenge #23, inspired by this card by Mercy Kerin.

Here's a quick walkthrough:

  1. Prepare gradated base using Tim Holtz distress inks: Mustard Seed and Shabby Shutters (yellow and green)
  2. 2-step stamp the main panel: first in black then in Versamark. This is then heat-embossed (clear powder)
  3. Ink unembossed areas using said distress inks
  4. Add green ribbon, sparkly string and black button.
  5. Mount on black card and assemble. Stamp sentiment.
  6. Stitch!!! (I rarely do this). Instead of the usual stitches, I went for french knots as they are 3D and, in sparkly string, serve as good as bling.
  7. Mount on white card and voila.
Sentiment is from Stampin Up. Main panel is from Hero Arts.

I hope this made you smile, too.


  1. Definately made me Smile Malyn, yellows seem to always have that effect!! love the french knots!
    thanks for playing along at CASE study this week!! :)

  2. GREAT job on those colors. Very, very cool effect. Thanks for playing along with us at CASE Study!

  3. Great take on the colors from the inspiration! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week.

  4. LOVE to see the beautiful use of this Hero Arts stamp!!!!


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