Friday, 30 June 2017



Hallo There!

Whoop! Whoop!  It's Friday!!

Hope your day is going well
and you've time to take a moment
to sit back and relax with a nice
cool drink and see what
Helen Chilton has brought us

"I love using the Cover a Card stamps. 

In these two projects I'm going to show how 
to build up different stamps in layers.

Working on glossy card, cut a mask for
 the moon and stamp the Metal background 
in Broken China and Picked Raspberry 
Distress inkpads.

Turn card around, reink and stamp again.

While the ink's still wet, rub round the edges

Remove mask and lightly colour moon with
 Squeezed Lemonade, then stamp the 
Birds on Trees in black.

Then stamp and emboss a corner of the Spiders Web 
in Stampendous Ice Blue embossing enamel

Decorate with a few sequins and layer 
onto coloured card. 

Now for the second card:

Working on glossy card again, stamp part of 
Geologic in Broken China and Shabby Shutters.

Stamp part of the Stones stamp in
Hickory Smoke and black

Stamp part of the Tree Line stamp in black.

Next stamp over the tree with 
Distress Oxide Walnut Stain.

When that's dry, rub on some 
Distress Oxide Peeled Paint.

Rub in a bit of Distress inkpads Pumice Stone 
and Hickory Smoke to the stone wall

Then finish off as you wish.

These stamps are really very versatile 
and mix well together."

Stamps used:

IO Cover a Card: Metal, Birds on Trees, Spiders Web, Geologic, Stones, Tree Line

Other materials:

Distress inkpads: Broken China, Shabby Shutters, Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone, Picked Rasberry, Squeezed Lemonade
Distress Oxides: Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain
Ranger Archival: Jet Black
Glossy cardstock
Stampendous embossing enamel: Ice Blue

Fabulous project Helen, thank you

I really enjoyed that didn't you?
It will be fun to make up a few
cards to have ready for when 
needed - Oh my!  That almost
sounds as though I'm being 
organised ...............!!

'Til tomorrow

Mickie xx  


  1. Love the tutorial, more stamps on my wish list!

  2. Love this. Thank you for sharing this.


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