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Sunday, 5 July 2015

"SCRAPPY" thank you card & the 'recipe'

Hi blogger's and here is today's card.

I have called it a 'scrappy' thank you card as, on the whole, it is made from scraps.

I took a 6" x 6" hammered blank card as my base & dusted the edges with the inks detailed below.

The 'embossed' wood effect background is the packaging from the Sheena Douglas small embossing 
folder range. Once I had run it through my embossing machine, I lightly inked over the top
with a sepia archival ink pad. I wasn't too happy with how it looked so I wiped it off
with a heavy duty hand wipe and it bought away some of the coating on the packaging too
and I was much happier with the look then. I continued to dust over the embossed card with 'Aged Mahogany & Brushed Corduroy' distress inks with a brush from Clarity Stamp. 

To finish the topper, I matted the piece onto a used manilla envelope that I cut to size.

The flower stamp was a freebie from last month's Craft Stamper magazine.
I stamped them onto a scrap of watercolour paper and coloured 
them all with Spectrum Noir pencils in 3 shades of sepia / brown.
I cut into the petals to help them curl.

Once stuck onto the topper, I used a wink of stella clear brush to highlight the central petals of the 
flower's but it doesn't show up in the photo. 

I had a piece of manilla envelope left and I stamped the sentiment in sepia archival ink
using the 'thank you' stamp from Ali Reece at CleverCut.

Then using one of Sheena Douglas' wood effect masks, I very lightly brushed over
the sentiment with a mix of the same distress inks as before.

To finish, I placed 3 amber gems in the bottom corner.

I hope you like it and thank you for calling by my blog today 

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