Life Can Be Tough

Hi there, we hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Jane is here on the blog sharing another beautiful card…


It is my turn to share some inspiration for Visible Image.

A very dear friend died very suddenly a couple of weeks ago, and to say we were shocked was an understatement.

He is only a few years older than us and the news really did stop us in our tracks. I am very much a glass half full
kind of girl and I wanted to make something appropriate, without being too morose.


I decided to use one of the new sentiments that Visible Image brought out in their latest release.




It’s just perfect isn’t it?

I also used the little flower accent stamps from the Create it set





I also had a play with the amazing new Oxide inks….they are such fun.

Here are a few process photos;



I also added Cracked Pistachio into the process.

Once I had a foundation of ink on my card I added some stenciling…



and built up layers of ink, adding water into the process too.


I wanted to keep my sentiment really simple so I added drew a  border around the edge using a Micron Pen.
It’s been ages since I have had time to draw one of these borders….very much my dear friend Joanne Fink’s inspiration.



I also added some script from the fab Scripted Streets set using some archival ink



It added just enough pattern to my card to pull everything together.

You can see one of my stamped flowers peeping out too…
I coloured it with gel pens and added some white highlights.


Here is my finished card.


I added some shine to the border with a gel pen.

You can see in the background that I also stamped my flowers using the Oxide inks.
Together with the script stamp it gives a very layered textured background.



Here is one more shot..





Thanks so much for stopping by today. We should all try to live life for the moment.
Remember to tell those you hold close how much you love them, every single day.


Life can be tough……but my darling so are you.

Jane x



Such a gorgeous card Jane, and yes the sentiment is perfect for your friend ♡  We are so sorry for your loss xxx

You can find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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Coming up next we have a fantastic matching card and ATC from Elina!

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