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Thursday, 17 September 2009

Blue and Brown Italian Architecture

These cards are made with a couple of my new Crafty Individuals stamps.

I decided to stamp the image using Versafine Onyx Black archival pigment ink onto the blue patterned paper from the K&Co Basic Grey Motifica paper pad. The images were highlighted with white pencil.

Four of the six images were cut out as a square and matted onto golden brown card and blue Core'dinations cardstock. The paper and cardstock were distressed with ColorBox Amber Clay, Tangerine and Chestnut Roan fluid chalk inks. The 'Imagine' text (one of 5 freebie stamps from Crafty Individuals - how cool is that!!) was also stamped onto the blue paper from the Motifica paper pad and matted on the brown and blue cardstocks.

A panel of the beige vine patterned paper from the Motifica paper pad was matted onto the golden brown cardstock and embellished with brown metallic square brads from Dovecraft.

The edges of the card blank were distressed with the brown inks and ColorBox Celadon pigment ink.

The inside of the card was also decorated.

Another of the images was stamped out and matted onto the golden brown cardstock and layered over strips of the papers from the Motifica paper pad. The 'Celebrate with Style' sentiment, from the Hero Arts Birthday Messages stamp set, was stamped on the inside using the Coffee Bean ink from the Brilliance Tiramisu triple inkpad.

The remaining two images were then used to make a second card. The same golden brown and blue cardstocks were used to mat the images and text panels. A scroll paper from the Motifica paper pad was used as the main background paper with the Dovecraft brads in the corners.

The patterned papers were also used to decorate the inside of the card.

I really like these stamps and think they are great for the dreaded men's cards. Crafty Individuals has a great range of stamps to choose from!!

1 comment:

debby4000 said...

Fabulous Arty cards, your right they'r brilliant for those awkward men. Gorgeous work.

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