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Monday, 23 August 2010

I've got Inky Fingers!

Well, not any more, but I did on Saturday evening!

I'm not really an inky person. I had major problems getting to grips with rubber stamping, and although it doesn't scare me any more, it's definitely not a technique that I go to for 'easy' and 'comfortable' crafting. Still, I bought myself a lovely Kaleidocolour stamp pad and I set out to use it to make some backgrounds. I used the 'put colour on your craft mat then spritz with water' method, and of course, once you've done one, you've got to do some more. (Or I do, at least!) The result of all that was a set of notelets.

I used some aperture cards that I've had for a long time. That gave a few problems, like having to line the insides to give a note-worthy surface, but I think they work fairly well. I used some stamps I've had for a while but which have lost their label, and one from Lavinia. The ink for the background is the Blossom pad, and I've stamped the actual images in memento ink. They're all matted on black and then on a toning shade of Coredinations pearlescent card, both cut with my trusty nesties.

No specific recipient in line for them at the moment, but I suspect I'll put them away until closer to Christmas - they're bound to come in handy then.

 I'm entering it for the following challenges: Simon Says Stamp where they want you to make a gift, and Aud Sentiments where, this time, 'Anything Goes'.

6 comments:

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

What a wonderful collection! These are gorgeous!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous set Josephine, love the subtle shades and the stamps.
I have left you something on my blog.
Take care. Luv B xxxx

Cheryl said...

oh this really is one gorgoues set,love the shades of colur you have used,too love cheryl xxxx

Christine said...

You have created some lovely cards. Giving cards as a gift is always a welcomed one. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Lin said...

Jo these are all gorgeous. Looks like you had a lot of fun. Someone is in for a christmas treat too.

Did you get your hands clean yet?

Lin

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jo, you really dont need to worry, your cards are gorgeous and so pretty. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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