Ink on my fingers.

Hi, as some of you will know I am not a “messy” or “inky” crafter, well tonight I looked at all my inks and stamps and felt that really had to change!!

With Mothers Day coming up on Sunday, I wanted to make a pretty card for my Mother In Law.  It can be a trick one to make as she is not into pretty, overly floral things or pastel shades.  I looked out a stack of my Stampin Up stamps, had a think and came up with this! 

En Francais and Sunflower Stamp from Stampin Up
Neutral Cardstock from Stampin Up
Memento and Distress Inks
Ribbon and pearls from stash.

I started off by stamping a piece of coated white 250gsm card with the En Francais stamp in Cocoa Brown. I trimmed the paper up and distressed the white card with Antique Linen, Mustard Seed and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks. 

I stamped the Sunflower using Potters Clay and Yellow Memento Dew Drop Inks, then fussy cut it out. My it was hard work, but worth it.

I popped on some brown ribbon, and used lots of foam squares on the sunflower to give it dimension.  I finished it off with a tiny pearl in each corner.

I even made my own card from a sheet of A4 card, and lined the card with some cream paper.

I really enjoyed making this, and will definitely be getting inky again soon!

Thanks for popping by.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Craft Your Passion – Mothers Day/For The Ladies
Crazy Challenge – Flower Frenzy
Use Your Stuff – Inks
That Craft Place – Flowers
Natalie & Amy – Flowers

8 thoughts on “Ink on my fingers.

  1. I understand about not being a 'messy' or 'inky' crafter. I am so right there with you. So thank you for playing along with us at UYS. I love your Mother's Day car. I am sure your mom will love it too.


  2. I think this is a success ! Beautiful card, you made me wanting to use my distress ink with this ombre effect, I love it ! I also need to use my inks more… Thanks for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff !


  3. Gorgeous card! Inking is a difficult thing for so many people but the results generally turn out great like your card did! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and I hope you continue to ink!


  4. This turned out really great! I love all the inking with the distress inks! Thanks for joining our ink challenge at Use Your Stuff this week and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT


  5. This is stunning. I love the colour scheme and the dramatic sunflower. The text stamping looks amazing over the inky background. The brown mat sets everything off and really makes these gorgeous colours pop. Well done! Thanks for joining our Mother's Day/For the Ladies challenge at Craft Your Passion this week, I hope we see you again soon.


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