Thursday, 7 March 2013

Secret Garden

Went to Training Morning yesterday with Chris (sis-in-law) and had a great time.
Did some lovely projects, but we were inspired to come home and try out a different technique.

This card is made by stamping the flowers from the Secret Garden stamp set
in Versamark ink and then heat embossing with White embossing Powder. 
The flowers are then coloured in using  Whisper White ink (using a Re-inker)
with an Aqua painter.  This is then allowed to dry naturally, or if you are in a hurry
it can be dried using a heat gun.
The flowers are then coloured in with the colour of your choice - above you see Midnight Muse - it produces a beautiful shaded effect with not too much trouble.
The card stock I used was Sahara Sand (which I picked up by mistake, thinking it was Crumb Cake) -
a happy accident as I think it matches perfectly.  The sentiment is from Curly Cute stamp set,
stamped onto on an Apothecary Accents Framelit die cut.
I used a length of Crochet Trim and a couplke of Basic Pearls as simple embellishments
 as I thought that was all that was needed.
You can see the card that inspired us HERE on Julie's Blog.
Thanks Julie - love this card!!

P.S.  I have just realised that today is my 1000th Blogaversary-
 I have done 1000 posts on my blog today.
 To celebrate this event, for anyone who puts a comment on this post,
 I will put everyone's name into a hat and I will send this card to the person
whose name is drawn out on Saturday.


  1. Brilliant card, love the colours And the stamped image, Px

  2. This is a beautiful project Kate. I love all of the fabulous detail.

  3. Love the shading of the flower petals - what a great technique. Lovely simple card design too - very elegant :)

  4. Wow I love it! I will have to try that technique.

    C x

  5. Gorgeous card, I the colour of the flowers, great technique, love the lace x

  6. Brilliant card Kate, love the colours and the flowers are fab xxx

  7. Gorgeous,love the

  8. Fabulous technique, love the colour combinations.

    Sylv xx

  9. Gorgeous flowers, love how you've coloured them.
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT

  10. Beautiful, love the colour and stamps. Chris xx

  11. Beautiful card and loving the colours.

    Linda xxx

  12. Stunning, Kate - love the flowers.
    Hugz, Jan xx

  13. Wow no wonder you were inspired Kate. Your card is gorgeous xx Jan

  14. A fabulous card, very striking. Love the colours and sounds like a great technique x

  15. Kate this card is stunning, I love it. The flowers look so real with all the shading, what a great technique. Hugs P xxx

  16. Gorgeous card Kate and fab technique.
    Lorraine xx

  17. This card is beautiful Kate and congratulations on your 1000 blog - well done. love Ann x x

  18. Hi Kate, this is stunning. Love the effect with white embossing powder and that blue is exceptional.
    (note to self.....must have some white embossing powder LOL!)

    Claire x
    (DT member - Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge)

    Thank you for your continued support and generous comments you take the time to leave on my own blog too.

  19. beautiful card and the shading is fantastic xx

  20. The lucky winner of this card is........LAINE ........ congratulations,
    if you let me have you email address I will post this out to you.


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