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Saturday, 19 January 2013

100th Post....

Wow, I can't believe we have got here already. 100 posts on this little blog, I know to some that's not a lot but as we only started this less than 3 months ago, I think that's really good lol. Mind you I always knew we could talk a lot ;-)

Today's card was an experiment with stamps and inks. It's OK but not one of my favourites, although I do really like the phrase.

I started off with the phrase and printed it onto some white card, I then die cut this in to a tag and aged it with some distress inks. I then didn't know what to do with it, so after much faffing and changing my mind I ended up mounting it on to a piece of white card which I stamped with a few different images from the Papermania Urban Stamps range.

I did some in brown ink and some in black to try and get a contrast, I then inked the edges and aged some of the background with a mixture of inks. I layered this on to a piece of craft card and then put it all on to a cream 5x5 card blank. I found the key in my stash. It was a really bright gold colour, so I toned it down with some brown metallic rub on and a metallic marker.

I finished the card by inking all of the edges and adding the little copper coloured pearl to the tag. Like I said, not one of my favourites, but I did enjoy doing it, and I will do some more, but go a bit easier on the ink next time probably. Lol.

Anyway that's all from me today. Thanks for stopping by and here's to the next 100 posts.

See you all soon.


  1. This is great! Love the background - very effective and i really like the sentiment.
    Told you getting inky is fun lol xx

  2. 100 posts in 3 months sounds like an achievement to me. :-)

    Fab card, love the sentiment and yes I have to agree getting inky and messy is lots of fun! lol Lynne x


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