Hello everyone, Jennie here today, with my second project for this month. I am a great fan of 4" x 4" cards and I love to have a few ready in my card box to be able to send out for any occasion. So here is a quick make using the block stamping technique.
This is quite an exciting technique in that you really don't know how it is going to turn out ! so I find it best to do this on a piece of white card rather than directly on to the card itself. I inked my stamp block with Dusty Concord Distress Ink (taking the ink pad directly to the block) and then spritzed lightly with water and carefully laid it onto the card. If you use too much water you will get a bit of seeping at the sides - a little is quite nice though!
Once the ink has dried overstamp with some background style stamps - here I have used those wonderful text stamps from the Shabby French set and used Dusty Concord Distress Ink to keep the colours uniform, but really anything goes!
I added a sentiment and then mounted my white cardstock onto a corresponding darker piece and stuck it to the front of the card.
I stamped the glorious Cone Flower from Tim's Flower Garden Set and gently painted it with more Dusty Concord Distress Ink. Once I had cut it out I blended a little more Dusty Concord around the edges which gives it a bit of a finish and evens out some of my not very good fussy cutting! Finally I layered the flower with some shallow foam dots onto the card, so that it just makes the ordinary letter post here in the UK.
Thank you for joining me today.