Don’t Let The Rain Dull Your Sparkle

Hi there!

It’s Helen here sharing my first card of 2017! I’ve not had much time to craft over the past few years and am still a beginner really. So I’m very excited to have more time to be creative this year and am looking forward to learning lots of new techniques on my own personal ‘inky journey’.


Just before Christmas our new studio was built in our garden…


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It’s the perfect place to create! We’ll be sharing some photos of inside soon, still a work in progress at the moment!



I wanted to start the year as I mean to go on, so on New Year’s day evening I escaped to the studio to create a quick card..


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My background was created with distress inks blended into each other. I then added some black soot distress ink along the top then spritzed with water and let it run down the card. After a quick blast with my heat tool I flicked some diluted dylusions acrylic paint over the card using a paint brush.


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The quote was embossed in silver which has a sparkle to it (not captured in the photo sorry!).


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The sassy lady was embossed in black, fussy cut and mounted on foam pads for dimension. I used a touch of black soot with some water to create the puddle to ground her.


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Hope you like it!



Stamps used..

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Thanks for visiting, and I hope you will come back soon!

Helen xx

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