Handmade Cards

Woodware Going to Seed

I started this card with the intention of trying a technique I’d seen online, where you stamp with water onto distress ink. Well, this just did not work for me at all. I tried 3 times and just couldn’t get it looking anywhere near good enough. I finally gave up and adapted the design!

How I made this card:

I stamped the flower image with Versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. Then I blended three colours of distress ink over the image.

I trimmed the stamped image down so it fit a portion of an A6 card base. For the bottom of the card, I ran the Lil’Inker quilted stitched swirl die and a piece of white card through my die cut machine. I adhered a piece to the bottom of the card, with the stamped image attached to the top.

Next, I heat embossed a ‘birthday’ greeting in white onto black card, trimmed it down, and attached to the card. I also added a thin strip of silver glitter paper underneath the greeting.

The ‘happy’ word was die cut in the same silver glitter paper, with stick-it adhesive on the back to make it easier to attach to the card.

Finally, I rounded the corners with my corner chomper.

Products used to make this card:

  • Woodware Going to Seed stamp set
  • Distress inks
  • Clearly Besotted ‘happy’ word die
  • Clearly Besotted ‘A Little Sentimental’ stamp set
  • Lil’ Inker Designs Quilted Swirl Stitched die
  • DCWV ’Glitzy Glitter’ paper
  • Stick it adhesive sheets
  • Hero Arts silver embossing powder
  • Versamark ink
  • Stick-it adhesive
  • Corner Chomper