Friday, 26 May 2017

Vintage Chic

Vintage Chic

Hi Everyone!

How're you doing?  If you
are in the UK I'm sure you
will be looking forward to
the Bank Holiday...

Hope you've something nice
planned and the weather will
be good .........  Fingers crossed
for that .........

Claire Jackson is with us today 
to share a beautiful card that
could be sent to anyone for any

"Cut a square of white card 41/8 x 41/8 inches. 
Stamp the main bird vignette image and 
emboss in black detail embossing powder

Tape down the harlequin stencil onto one half 
of the card blank and mask off the other half 
to prevent any stray specks of Brusho getting on it.

Sprinkle Ost. Blue Brusho over the stencil and
 spritz the card and stencil with water. 

Blot with a paper towel to remove any excess 
water and remove the stencil. 

Dry thoroughly with a heat tool.

Tape the stencil back in place. 

Use the triangular stamp in the set 
without a mount, tapping it on the 
ink pad and pressing randomly 
over the stencil.

Sprinkle ost. blue Brusho around the edge 
of the embossed image and spritz 
with water. 

Blot with a paper towel to control
 how much the crystals spread.

Sprinkle ost. blue onto a craft mat and mix with 
a wet paint brush, paint over the bird before 
diluting down to paint the bird seed box. 

Repeat with violet and colour the flower and leaves.

Use the triangular stamp unmounted again 
to add swirls around the edge of the main image

Add shaded lilac Distress Ink to darken 
the edges and highlights with a gel pen. 

Mount onto black card before securing to 
the centre of the card blank"

Thank you Claire. That is such
versatile card

What do you think Everyone?  Do you
agree it is good to have a few cards
made up ready for any occasion?

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx


  1. Fabulous card claire!!! Very clever.
    Love both these beautiful stamps, and the wonderful way you have featured them here.
    Thanks for your detailed instructions and step-by-step, it can be useful for me in the future for next classes, and certainly useful for any of us! xx

    1. Thank you, glad you like it. They really are beautifully detailed stamps.


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