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Monday, 26 May 2014

52CC - week 22, shades of green

This is a first - the prompt for week 22 went live today and I have completed both cards!  The theme is 'Shades of green', I knew straightaway that I wanted to use distress inks, haven't done that for a while.

The birthday card features another new stamp from the Glitter Pot spree as described a couple of posts ago..... I put it back on the shelf initially, but it took so long to put all the other stuff through the till, that I had time to change my mind and go back for it!  It's from Memory Box and gives a lovely detailed impression.  I embossed it in white and then smooshed distress ink in three shades of green over the embossing.  This is a resist technique, so a quick go over with a baby wipe brought the white back into view.  Then I matted the image onto a dark green cardstock, made an interrupted frame for the sentiment and added a little cluster of pearls at two corners.

The Christmas card has a snowflake border (Waltzing Mouse) on the same principle.  I used a mixture of the three greens to stamp the sentiment (Stampin' Up), but struggled with the white space..... it's not something I am good at, I always want to fill it!  Then I remembered seeing a technique whilst surfing .... I don't know where I saw it, sorry, if I find it again I will add the credit.  It involves using a scoreboard to score lines, very simple, but the two lines along the top of this card, plus one at each side of the border are very effective, I really like them.

Very pleased with these two, will definitely revisit the scoring idea and I must use distress inks more often, I had forgotten how nice they look :-)


  1. I love the variegated green smooshy ink :) and the scoring technique is impressive. Simple, elegant and just enough. :)

  2. Both stunning cards Wendy! I especially love the trees, they looks so delicate against that gorgeous green background.

  3. Show off LOL :D !!!!!!!!!

    Two fab cards (sorry I missed chat last night - emergency with our boiler!!) xx

  4. fab cards Wendy - love the white embossing.

  5. Lovely cards- love the restful green x