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Saturday, 7 January 2012

A Bevy of Thank You Cards

It has been a bit busy since Christmas, as I had a houseful of visitors and family over New Year,  and I have only just got around to doing my Thankyou cards.   I had a hospital appointment yesterday to check out a dodgy eye (which turned out to be ok) and because it took some hours for the blurryness to wear off after the drops, I sat and coloured in the images that I had stamped the day before in order to sit quietly and keep myself occupied, whilst listening to the tv (as couldn't actually see it that well with the blurry eyes)   I must admit my first love will always be stamping, and I find colouring in so therapeutic.

The sheet of stamps was a free one with Cardmaking and Papercraft - and the only reason I bought the magazine when I saw it on the shelf was to do my Thankyou cards - it was just perfect for what I wanted. 

Images were coloured with promarkers (what else - just love blending with those) and then I tried out some distress inks that I bought at the Craft Barn sale where I went on NY Eve with my pal Sassie.  I have never tried distress inks before. (I know where have I been!)

The two cards with blue background were distressed with broken china, and the first one has a bit of bundled sage on it too, the other three were distressed with scattered straw.  I also ran the cardstock through my woodware cutter to give a wavy edge, and then ran the ink pad along the edge.  I was going to matt the image, but decided to just keep the cards "clean and simple" as didn't want a "matt" to distract from the distressed edge.

Am quite pleased with my first attempt at distressing.

Thanks for looking



Beryl K said...

Beautiful cards Mags, that's a lovely stamp
Beryl x

Carolyn said...

Very pretty cards Mags. I'm sure they will be well appreciated :)