Thursday, 4 May 2017



Hi Everyone!

Louise Thomson is with us
today to show us a super 
simple way to get the most
from those paper pads we
tend to use a couple of pages
from and then store the rest

"I’ve been playing with a gorgeous paper pad 
from kaisercraft this week. 

There are so many bits included I think it’s one 
I’ll get a lot of makes out of. 

Some of the papers inside are totally white with
 a glossy pattern added to them. This makes them 
perfect for adding colour to. 

I experimented with adding watercolours 
and brushos, using the gloss as a resist. 

For this make I started by swiping my archival pad 
over the gloss several times and then wiping
 the excess off with a damp cloth.

I chose to mount this on to a watercolour design 
from the pad and ran the archival ink pad around
the edges of both papers to give them a subtle border.

I cut a large and a small flower from one
of the page designs and edged them 
with Potting Soil Archival ink

Using the back of my thumb nail 
I curled the petals and layered 
the flowers together. 

In the centre I added a little button 
coated in alchemy wax.

I completed the card with a sentiment
stamped in Archival aquamarine. 
Again I edged it with the Archival ink. 

The card is finished with a little
Wink of Stella and some liquid pearls"

Materials list;
Archival ink (aquamarine, potting soil)
Button (from stash)

Thank you Louise - I do like a card
that can be used for many occasions

I shall be spending this evening making
cards - I do seem to have accumulated
a paper pad or two................!

'Til tomorrow

Mickie xx


  1. Lovely card and sentiment ---- and my favourite colour too! X

  2. Great idea and makes me think I may have paper pads that need some love! Angela x


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