Distress oxide ink, Half full

Cards for the parents… pt 3

Hope that you aren’t bored of these “male” themed cards I made for my parents… there are quite a few to come which is why I am splitting them up over a few weeks.

Today’s card again uses a glossy paper distress oxide as the background to the stamped images, however I changed it up a little and decided to cut the images out and add them to a card with a panel of distress oxide stamped with an acrylic block.

Thought this looked a little different!

I used the Half Full stamps, not used these for ages! Fun sentiments!

Ok more to come again next week!


Happy crafting!

Dies, Half full, Inktense, Derwent, Promarkers, Letraset

Best friends cards

I loved this stamp that came with the Making Cards magazine last month and the bright and cheery papers that came with it.

I chose to create two cards using the stamp and colouring them differently.

The first one I went for a shabby look. I mat the paper onto some coredinations card which I had sanded the edge of. Also I distressed the edge of the paper first.

Then I stamped the image onto Very Vanilla and coloured the image with Inktense blocks and a waterbrush. Again I distressed the edge. This time I took the wine glass paper and brushed it with a stencil brush to give it some staining and make it less white.

I added the gorgeous pleated ribbon and tucked the paper and image behind it.

I then added the sentiment too.

The next one is more bold and I coloured the image with promarkers. The sentiment for this is from the Half Full stamps as I thought it worked well with the focal image.

I love the use of circles with the dotty paper!

So there are my two girly best friend cards. Fun and love how different they look.

Happy crafting!


First edition dies, Half full, Promarkers, Letraset

Another Half Full card for the girls

Yesterday I shared two more masculine cards using the Half Full stamps and papers from Making Cards magazine. Tonight I have a girly card using the papers and stamps.

I kept it really simple with the jazzy striped paper and added the mount of Melon Mango and then another piece to the top. I added a die cut sentiment and then some ric rac stickers from the stash to add a little pop of colour.

The stamped bottle I decided to add pink elements with promarkers. I then added wink of Stella for shimmer. Then I added the sparkly gems to finish off.

So a pink wine card… perfect for so many of my friends.

Happy crafting!


Half full, Promarkers, Letraset

Making Cards magazine play

Today I have a couple of cards I made using the Half Full stamp set and some papers that came with the latest Making Cards magazine.

I thought these stamps worked perfectly with the wine glass patterned paper! I decided that as the rest of the papers made things quite feminine that these would be good for more masculine cards.

I chose some cardstock for coordinating with the papers and mat and layered with them. First a blue grey coloured cardstock. I also used some of the stripey paper as a mat.

I edged all the layers with promarkers in a mid grey colour to give them a border. I then stamped the bottles and coloured the bottles using promarkers. I added some grey brads and a foiled sentiment.

The second card I used Tranquil Tide cardstock which I thought worked well with the green bottle. I added some piercing to embellish and this time black brads to add the sentiment tag. This time I used ink to water colour the images.

Really enjoyed mixing these papers with the Half Full stamps.

Happy crafting!


Burlap, Distress oxide ink, Gelli Plate, Half full, Stitched framelits, Timeless Textures

Scraps off the desk… 347-351

Scraps off the desk always make interesting starting point for ATCs…. and here are some examples… These were using some pieces of paper I had wiped stamps off when playing with my gelli plate, distress oxides and the Burlap stamp.   I added different stamps and different finishes to them to make these ATCs…

1. Dreams take flight.

The feather stamp and sentiment came with a magazine. It’s a two step stamp and I stamped the base and the top in different colours of distress oxide and then added clear emboss to the top layer. I had made sure I dried it in between to only add the embossing on the top layer as the distress oxide can stay wet a while. I then heat embossed the sentiment in Black to make sure it stood out. 

I added a delicate amount of the black soot to the edge and then added a strip of turquoise gems down one side before mounting it on Fresh Fig cardstock.

2. Ruffle your feathers…

This is very similar to the one above but with a different colour scheme and some additional stamping using the Timeless Textures stamps and of course distress oxides again! 

3. Map your dreams…

This time I added a torn piece of map paper and some machine sewing to add texture and some different effects.

4. Fly

Same approach as the one above but this time a die cut and some heat embossing of the gorgeous birdcage image. Then I added the label word to add a graphic element.

5. Layers with wine

This time I took several pieces of the leftover scrap paper, tore them, inked the edges and layered them up. The top piece j added the stamped image from half full stamp set and added a little bit of colour to the grapes and outside edge to add definition. Love how all the layers coordinate and yet provide distinct layers.

So that’s 5 different ways of approaching the scraps on the table and turning them into mini artworks.  Very happy with these! 

And now only 16 to go to the target… whoop! 

Happy crafting!