Saturday, 30 November 2019

* Merry Magpie


I'm sharing a card I made for the Rubber Dance, November Colour Challenge today.

I used the Merry Magpie stamp set as well as a stem from the Doodle Borders 1 and a leafy stem from Doodle Flowers.

I used a mixed media plate to start the background. I dabbed on some Fossilised Amber Distress Ink and spritzed it with water, then gently pressed it down into the centre of the white card. When it was dry, I repeated with the ink that was left on the plate. I did this a few times until I was happy with the result. I used Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide to blend ink around the card edges, going slightly lighter as I reached right up to the amber circle. I then added splatters of water all over the background and blotted, to take some colour away.
I chose a leafy stem from the Doodle Borders 1 set, inked it with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and stamped in short sections around the circle to separate the amber from the Seedless Preserves. I also added some stars to the whole background in Smoked Hickory.
The leafy Doodle Flowers was stamped all around the outside edge, first in black archival ink and then in Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide.  
The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card background. Merry Magpie was stamped onto the card base and also onto white card to be fussy cut and popped on foam pads. 
I added some Crystal Stickles to the stars - I love how this picks up the colour from beneath it and shimmers.

That's all from me today.
Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

QKR Stampede #374 AG 05/12 TOP PICK
Just Us Girls #51 AG 31/12
Crafty Cardmakers #246 No Patterned Paper 08/12
Crafty Friends #124 AG 12/12
Creative Fingers #176 AG 13/12 ***


  1. Hi Carole this is a stunning card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Beautiful and such a perfect sentiment. Something for us to remember in all aspects of our lives too.
    Hugs Monica

  3. i love the background to your magpie. Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge.

  4. Hello… Your card is lovely… Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Friends. Hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise [Team Leader]

  5. Great card design and love your choice of colours too. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xxx


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