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Monday, 20 May 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 234

The challenge for this fortnight is Birthdays and I'm hosting, so I'm looking forward to seeing what you all come up with!

I fell in love with these Mackintoshesque stamps from Clarity when I first saw them, and finally succumbed when there was a sale just before Christmas. This is my first use of this stamp. I decided not to use the included sentiment (which in this case would have read Bed of Roses.) Instead, I used a rubber stamp I''ve had for a long time, and while it's from an Art Deco set, I can't remember the manufacturer. I coloured the image with Promarkers.

For the background, I've used stamps from two more manufacturers. The birthday text is from Woodware and the floral grid is from Creative Expressions. I added some background colour to the text image using Distress Ink and coloured the floral image using Promarkers. Both were matted to some red card and to complete the card, I added some sticky paper lace.

I hope you can join us this time.

4 comments:

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Josephine, great card. The stamp is gorgeous and I love the colours you've used. Have a lovely creative week, Angela xXx

Kim x said...

Lovely card Josephine, and good luck with trying to judge the winners for this challenge. I expect we will get plenty of entries.
Hugs Kimx

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful creation Josephine, love the monochromatic look of the card. Great image too!
Hugs
glenda

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful card Josephine. Love the look. Hugs Judy

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