Sunday, 2 January 2011

A New Technique for Me

On my travels around blogland, over recent weeks, I have seen a technique where you use ink to 'brush' around an image or edges of the paper. I have got around to giving this technique a go today, and after seeing a video on You Tube I have this card, as a thank you to my last but one boss, because over Christmas I received a very large cut glass vase, as a leaving present, at it is stunning. It is so big that instead of the occassional bunch of flowers my OH often buys me, he will now have to by a large bouquet!

I don't have the correct tools ie distress inks; brushes, stamps to do the swirls, to follow the card that was made on the You Tube video, so I have improvised and used the things that I have got - cotton wool; normal ink pad; embossing folder; and stickles.

I've started with an A6 card, and tied a ribbon/bow around the front. Not sure how it happened but lately I seem to have mastered tying a flat bow the first time instead of having to keep undoing and redoing it until I was happy with it.

I have then cut 2 different sized nestie label one shapes (a crimbo present from my OH) and embossed the smaller one with the devine swirls folder. I have then taken a piece of cotton wool and inked around the edges of the larger label shape, and all over the smaller one. After drying I have gone around the smaller label with lavender stickles to give the card a bit of a sparkle.

To finish the card I have added a Thank You peel off and pearls from my stash.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes Challenge - Something New
Allsorts - Thank You
Sew Many Challenge - New Things [nestie shape; new technique of inking]


  1. I love inking around my edges - it helps me avoid mattinga and layering LOL lovely card

  2. A gorgeous card Caroline, your distressing looks fab
    Thanks for joining ALLSORTS this week, good luck & a happy new year
    Hugz Fleur

  3. That looks lovely. I dont have all the tools either, so might try your way!

  4. Great technique. Thanks for sharing.:)
    Happy New Year! Sorry for a little late to leave comment.
    Thanks for join us at SMC last week. Hope to see you this week at our "flagging challenge".
    Hugs, ~darling Ho~

  5. Awww, very cute! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Sundaes!
    Tracy V

  6. Gorgeous bow and lovely colour combination! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!

  7. Lovely card Caroline - your bow is fab, wish mine were as good as that.