Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thank you - and a new technique

Hello All. I've got quite a real labour of love to show you today.

My sister in law asked for a few personal thank you cards for the people that threw her a bridal shower - my mom being one of them I put a ton of effort into this card and LOVE the result.

First though, I want to show you something I discovered very accidentally. While sponging some distress ink onto my focal point, I was using a scrap piece of paper underneath that my son had coloured on with my SU markers- he's not allowed to touch the copics so these distract him !!!

The sponge with the distress ink started to pick up the ink underneath it. After ruining the first focal point, I scribbled with a marker that MATCHED my colour scheme and loved the results. Now I fell like I don't need to many of the distress colours- at this point all I would use them for is to sponge my edges. I'll just scribble with a SU (or any water based marker) and can use the ONE colour I have to pick it up - BTW, the colour I have is Tea Leaves.

This was taken a while ago, when still using my phone to photograph!

The paper is SU's newsprint DSP, and the ribbon is also SU. I made a custom spritz bottle of Rich Razzleberry and Tsuikineko's API in champagne to spray on the cream layer, the PP layer and the ribbon. Brad is a half pearl set into SU's build a brad. Stamp set it Big and bold wishes, with an accent from an SU set cant remember which !! Base card is Scarlett Jewel. Punches are both SU.

Thanks for looking.


  1. What a fun accident!! :) This is very cute! Lots of great elements that you used on this card!

  2. This is pretty and I love that big ribbon!

  3. Oh stunning card - love your colour scheme. Aren't those accidental discoveries wonderful!

  4. Love the soft look you've created - very pretty colour scheme.