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Monday, 7 December 2015

Shades of brown

At the November crop, I was playing around with some distress inks to make smooshy backgrounds and decided to over-stamp an image in black.  I was really pleased with the effect, but they needed a stronger colour card blank to sit on than my usual white or cream.
So I ordered a selection of card blanks from Craft Creations in a few shades of brown, in light, medium, dark and kraft.  Oh and I chucked some burgundy into the basket for good measure LOL.
Two birthday cards:

And a New Home card, which was meant for DS1 when he eventually moves, but then I went a bit mad with the butterflies, so will have to do him something else LOL.

I really like the effect of these, will definitely be making more, in fact I started a couple at the weekend crop, but they are still works in progress at the moment.  The silhouette stamps - the flourish is from SU, the seed-heads and toadstool house are from Lavinia stamps.  Sentiments are all from Stamping All Day, the bubble background is from Indigo Blu.