17 October 2016

Hello, Friend!

Hello there, today I have a trio of really simple cards to share with you. Although they are simple, I love how the backgrounds came out and I love the vibrancy of the colour against the black card bases.

I started off by taking pieces of Bristol Smooth cardstock and stamping the hello friend from the ME Hello Friend Wishes stamp set on to them using Versamark ink. I then applied Hero Arts white embossing powder and heat set. I then took various shades of Distress Ink and blended these over.
I used Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves for the first. I used Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold and Abandoned Coral for the second one. I then used Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers for the third. After blending on the colours, I sprayed them with a Mini Mister filled with water and Perfect Pearls. This gives them a nice, subtle shimmer and as you can see on the pink one, it gave some nice textural interest to the background too.
I adhered the panels flat to A2 sized black card bases with ATG. I had planned on adding sequins to the cards, and I think that would have looked nice, but I decided to leave them as is. I do still like them without and I can always add some at a later date if I change my mind!


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Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you are all doing well. I apologise for my absence again but hopefully a little crafty spend may have helped with the lack of mojo. I am really looking forward to some new goodies arriving soon. I will of course, share them with you when they get here. Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great day and a great week!


  1. Yay! Welcome back - these are great stamps to pair with bright backgrounds and these are fabulous. Will look marvellous on anyone's wall. Xx

  2. Although simple, your cards are gorgeous....your sense of color is excellent.

  3. Wow 3 real beauties ! Fabulous as always Michelle x

  4. What a beautiful trio of cards!

  5. lovely blending - Do you find this strathmore bristolpaper is the best for blending?

  6. Wonderful cards! Love your super cool backgrounds xxx

  7. Beautiful inking - I don't think they need any extra embellishment, they're perfect as they are.

  8. Beautiful set of cards! It's interesting how distress inks blend onto Bristol Smooth, they go on easily but move around a little bit, and take a while to dry, but the end result looks great as it is so smooth! Love this sentiment stamp and the backgrounds are gorgeous colours :) xx

  9. Oh, how pretty! I love the effect of emboss resist, and your choice of colors are gorgeous! My fave is the last one...so vibrant and fabulous!


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