A couple of cards

Mackintosh Lady

I wanted to share a simple card made with the Mackintosh stamp sets.

I stamped the lady from Mackintosh Windows onto white card and coloured her with Copics. I cut it out with a thin white border and layered it onto a background made with Dylusions sprays.  I sprayed onto very absorbent watercolour paper – the more absorbent the paper, the softer spray inks blend (try blotting paper sometime and you’ll see what I mean).  I stamped the background with the rose border and layered it up very simply onto an aqua layer and plain white card.

I like to have a few cards ready made that have no sentiment.  They are useful when you need a card in a hurry, a birthday, a get well or even just a thinking of you card.  You can add the words that are appropriate at the time and the recipient will be grateful that you have sent a hand made card.

Sometimes though, the words are the focus of the card.

sending a smile

This little card says it all really.  Again, the background layer is Dylusions, this time sprayed onto a textured card.  The sentiment (Amazing Birthday) and the floral edge are stamped with Archival Magenta Hue and the flower is made from scraps, including leftovers from the sprayed background.  The brad in the centre of the flower is a standard brass office paper fastener pressed onto a Versamark pad and embossed with WOW Sparkling Snow embossing powder.

If you’ve never tried customising your own brads, then my top tip is get a lump of polystyrene or blu-tack and put the brad in it before heating – you can do a whole batch in one go.  Poke holes in a piece of card to store them or even give them to your crafty friends as a little gift – just be sure to use an opaque powder rather than transparent, unless you want the brass colour to show through.


I’ll leave you with a little teaser – we launch new stamps over on the Design Team blog tomorrow …

castle teaser




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8 thoughts on “A couple of cards

  1. I do like the flower card Glenda, it’s so simple but really effective – I’ll be borrowing that idea! I absolutely love the colours on the other card,it’s really striking too. My computer is playing up today, so it’s lovely to be distracted by looking at these!

  2. Two gorgeous cards Glenda, I especially love the flower card and the richness of the colours you’ve used. What a great idea for jazzing up your brads too, I have quite a few that I think will be getting the Glenda treatment shortly. Can’t wait to see the new stamps tomorrow.

    Sue xx

  3. I love your Mackintosh card with the way your thin white border around the image adds to its emphasis & the way your positioning with the dangles overhanging the aqua mat really adding movement as well as drawing the eyes which then follow upwards to her face. The tone-on-tone roses echo those either side of her face beautifully too. Your flower card really catches the eye with those vibrant colours & I love your customised brad & how it echoes the white flower centres of the border stamp.
    Paula (PEP)

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