Friday 25 April 2014

Friday Focus

Two cards to share today before the weekend arrives.

Just brilliant colours at Color Q this week - so yes of course that means it includes purple!

I combined these colours with the layout from Freshly Made Sketches and made this card:

First I masked off the background circle and used my inkylicious dusters to randomly shade it in. Then I cut and pricked the kraft banner.

For the square I used an embossing folder, again randomly inked and pressed the pattern onto the card by hand.  I then stamped over the lattice pattern with the sentiment and tiny butterflies before mounting it onto pads to give dimension.

Finally I added some Wink of Stella clear sparkle to the butterflies.  This is my new toy and I love the delicate touch of sparkle this brush gives and its ability to be applied with such precision - just a shame it doesn't really show up on photographs.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Good Times & Say It In Style
Inks: Memento, dandelion, grape jelly, bamboo leaves
Embossing: Xcut quilting folder
Embellishments: Kuretake, Wink of Stella clear


  1. Love how you created the lattice background! Pretty spring card! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  2. Very cool the multi-colored effect! Lovely creation, very springy! Thanks for playing with the CQC this week!

  3. What wonderful texture you've created with an inked up embossing folder. That sounds like a cool technique! Thanks for joining us at colourQ and Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. You rocked both!!! Bonus with the purple, right?!!! Now I am amped to play too... Later though on my way to a card crafty get together!!!!

  5. Such a pretty card Jane! Love that lattice background! Such pretty colours! Looks great against that white background. Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


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