Monday, 28 September 2009

Ready Steady Stamp Week 6

The menu for the Ready Steady Stamp challenge this week is as below :

So for the challenge this is the card I've made.

The main image and the heart are stamps that I actually won from my friend Sheila who was having a sort out and did a drawer on her blog (which is excellent so make sure you check it out!). I stamped the images in black Memento ink then mounted the main image onto white card. The heart is actually part of a larger stamp, but I just wanted to use this part of it. I also stamped it in black Memento ink and then lightly shaded it around the edge with a pink Pro Marker. I then mounted it onto my corrugated card, which I had to make myself as I didn't have any. The pink paper is Basic Grey and the swirls are a Crafty Individuals stamp and are stamped in Versafine Smokey Grey and the word is stamped in black Stazon. I cut the bracket using my Cricut machine and added a pearl.

I had run out of the grey Basic Grey paper I wanted to use for the background so I used my favourite technique at the moment. I inked some white card using Adirondack Slate ink then using my sanding block, dragged it across the surface. I then masked off the centre of the card and stamped the swirls with Versamark and rubbed chalk over it so they showed more as a watermark than a definite print.
I really enjoyed making this card, you should have seen my hands when I'd finished I feel alot less stressed than when I walked in from work after nearly 2 hours on the road. It normally only takes me 50 minutes to drive home but there was an accident on the M1 and guess who was stuck in it ! I think I've just got time for some blog hopping before bed.
Thanks for looking.


  1. une très belle carte !
    le coeur est magnifique!
    merci de ta participation :)
    kiki :)

  2. This is goooorgeous !! beautiful card. Thanks for playing

  3. That was one big recipe to follow but what a beautiful card. You did a fantastic job. Love it!

    Love Lynda xxx

  4. Hey up Mrs........I want that stamp back.....ha ha ha.
    What a fab card.....and I love that you are using the sanding looks great.

  5. great card SUe and another pink one too! Glad to see you're enjoying yourself.

    I'm farming Zac off to the in laws today so I can get some rest, not fun this pig flu, at least I got it now and not in a couple of weeks eh?

    Must trot off...


  6. Your card is great too.... I think it was difficult to use the corrugated carstock, I didn't know where to put it ;-)
    I love the background too.


  7. I really enjoy all of your work Sue, am such a fan and this card proves why! Soft subtle colours look amazing.

    Keryn x

  8. Jolie carte Bravo
    Bonne continuation
    x Cath

  9. So romantic card! great work!!!

  10. Great card, I love the little pearl on the bracket!


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