Saturday, 9 March 2013

Garden Cards by Craftytrog

Hello Stampers! I have a couple of inky cards to share with you today...one for each of the Mums for Mothering Sunday tomorrow ;o)


For this first card, I randomly inked an acrylic stamp block with Picked Raspberry & Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, spritzed lightly with water, then stamped onto watercolour paper.
I stamped the text from Katy Fox's new Encyclopaedia Botanica plate in Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, then stamped the flowers over the top in Jet Black Archival Ink.
I tore around the image & glued it to the left of a square kraft card.
I stamped the phrase onto watercolour card, cut it out, inked the edges with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, then attached it to the card with foam squares.


For my second card, I used Broken China & Dusty Concord Distress Inks, but this time I inked the edges of the image before mounting it on the card.

So, two simple cards that didn't take very long to make. I hope they inspire you.

Thanks for looking,
Alison xxx

14 comments:

Helen said...

Great cards, lovely way to colour the paper before stamping.

Angie said...

Love your cards ...not sure which is my favourite?? ....I love the method ...the background works so well ...always different yet controlled. xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Great cards both of them and such a clever way of doing the backgrounds! LOVE those new stamps too!

butterfly said...

These are lovely, Alison - I love the krafty backgrounds, so simple, yet so effective. And the stamping against those beautiful colours is gorgeous!
Alison x

Paper Profusion said...

Fabulous cards both Alison. Beautiful backgrounds - great idea and fabulous shades. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

Artyjen said...

Two lovley inky cards ;)
xoxo Sioux

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I like the Kraft style background you have choosen and also the use of the acrylic block is so clever for the lovely diffused background.
Gorgeous cards Alison.
Wishes
Lynne

Sue C said...

Beatiful cards Alison, the stamping over the multicolour backgrounds looks stunning ! Sue C x

Zuzu's Blog said...

i love these cards. Always found the watercolour effect to be very effective and you have matched it beautifully with the bolder stamping n top.
great result.

Sid said...

Two gorgeous cards Alison !

isisimaginings.com said...

Lovely cards, the colours look great against the kraft card.

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful cards Alison.
Love them both.
Greetings Janny

Julia S-W said...

I love your use of the acrylic block Alison - so clever. The colours are gorgeous and the stamps have already caught my eye but not my purse yet!
Juliaxx

hazel said...

A couple of beautiful cards, I love the colours of them both.
xxx Hazel.