Monday, 3 June 2013

Ink and Glitter!

I fancied getting messy with Distress Inks and my favourite Penny Black stamp and ,well, just playing really!  Here's the result.
 To create the background for the topper, I splodged some Antique Linen, Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks, direct from the pads, onto my nonstick craft mat, then sprayed with water.  I then swirled a piece of watercolour paper into the wet ink, and once fully covered, I dried with my heat tool.
The next step was to stencil dandelion heads onto the inked background, which I did with a metal, Sweet Poppy, stencil using Worn Lipstick and Mustard Seed DIs.  Once again I spritzed with water, this time I blotted with kitchen paper and then dried fully with my heat tool.
I wanted to inject a bit more bright pink, so I went round the edges with Picked Raspberry DI, then gave the whole thing a light spray with Perfect Pearls Shimmer Spray in Bronze, and once again dried with my heat tool.
To create a border, I used two tiny See Dees foliage stamps, inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, which I used to stamp all round the edges of the topper.
The main image is my all time favourite stamp, it's a Penny Black, with the slightly baffling name of Flying Stars.  I love it because it's so versatile, it can be used for so many techniques, this time I've stamped it in black, then highlighted areas of it with Glamour Dust and Stampendous Gold Halo Mix, along with gold and silver gems and three, weeny, punched butterflies with pearl centres.
The papers are Basic Grey kissing Booth, to which I've added chocolate brown and bright yellow cardstock for matting.
To finish off, I've added some oddments of ribbon for interest and texture.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Great Impressions - Leave a Little Sparkle
Card Makin' Mamas - #70 - Use a Rubber Stamp
Card Crafter's Circle - #77 - Stripe Me Silly
As You Like It - #3 - Favourite Rubber Stamp - I love this one because you can use it with so many techniques, from heat embossing, to gilding, to fusible film, to glittering, and many more.  It's like and old friend!
Southern Girls - Tic Tac Toe - Gems, Ink, Ribbon
Flutterby Wednesday - #242 - Flowers, at Least 1 Butterfly, Die Cut/Punch (my butterflies are punched)
Craft Room Challenge - Use Your Scraps, I used scraps of ribbon
Sweet Stamps - #119 - Flowers


  1. WOW! This is stunning Wendy, what wonderful work. The image is gorgeous and also the papers, fantastic colours and details, love everything about it, Kate x

  2. Beautiful card and lovely colours xxx

  3. What a scrummy background you have created here Wendy and all in all a gorgeous card.

    B x

  4. Wow Wendy, This is fabulous xx

  5. loving this wendy - its gorgeous xx

  6. HI Wendy .Lots of colour ,texture and dimension for this lovely creation . Love it .

  7. Yummy! You have created a magical background for your favourite stamp, and its easy to see why you love the stamp. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  8. Simply stunning Wendy.
    Love it!
    Have a fab evening
    Debs xx

  9. Wow!! This is just gorgeous!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  10. Such a pretty and creative card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

  11. This is stunning. I love your work on the image, and your color pallet! Thanks for joining us this week at Card Crafter's Circle!

  12. Wow! your card is just jam packed with fun techniques! Loving the sparkle! Thanks so much for joining us at Great Impressions Stamps!

  13. wow this is stunning wendy.really fabulous design and colours :D

    xx coops xx

  14. There´s lots of sparkle in this card. Lovely work!

  15. What a lovely card - perfect for the Tic-Tac Toe Challenge!

    Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge, good luck and hope to see you back soon!

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  16. This is such a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Craft Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  17. Beautiful elegant card. I love the pinks and the pretty flower.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our ‘Favourite Rubber Stamp’ challenge at the As You Like It Challenge.
    Our new challenge started today, favourite papers. I hope you can join us again.
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.


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