Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Hydrangea card

A card I have made for a cyber friend, Alison, who's birthday it is today

The Hydrangea stamp was one of the first I ever bought, and I was never happy with the results of my colouring, till now! Due to my copics I have managed to get it somewhere near the colour I want! Stamped on to smooth white card with Adirondak pitch black die ink. The little sentiment is from Stampin up. I had fun creating the background, I always wanted to try the 'faux linen' technique after seeingthe technique done by Sue on C&C. Instead of distress inks I used alcohol inks on glossy card and sanded length ways and width ways. It still looked a bit too pink! I didn't have any blue ink, so I used a blue glimmer mist and the result was stunning, just what I was looking for. I put it though my trusty old Cuttlebug' using the script embossing folder. ( had a nightmare with my Big shot last week - mega paper jam!!) I sanded a it very lightly to expose more of the script and voila!
PS I have taken a photo of the background as I thought it a shame to hide it behind the image
Thanks for stopping by I do appreciate your visits
hugs Joy xx

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Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous card Joy doubtless Alison was thrilled to open this today. glorious background GMs are just so effective. XOXO Zoe

Shairon said...

WOW, Joy! All my favourite colours and one of my favourite flowers!Lucky Alison! xx

jackiescrafts said...

Joy your card is gorgeous and your colouring is brilliant. I'm sure Alison was delighted to receive it

Hugs Jackie x

* Shaz * said...

A gorgeous card Joy, hope you are keeping well xx

jackiescrafts said...

Hi Joy
There is something on my blog for you

Hugs JAckie x