Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Papertrey Ink Happy birthday card

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had an excellent weekend and are easing into the new week. I loved looking at all the wonderful cards submitted in the PTI Blog Hop and would like to thank everyone for their kind comments on my contribution. Its so good to receive warm feedback and I feel really encouraged. Anyway its time  for a new Make it Monday challenge over at Papertrey Ink and the challenge this time is to use an ink blending technique to create a background for stamping. To honour my pledge to use more of my stash, I decided to try a a little humorous birthday card with a stamp I have had for a while but not inked up yet. I have a few humorous stamps which I bought because they made me smile but I have to admit I have never found the right way of using them, so I thought I would jump in with this one and promise myself to try out the others soon.

Betsy Veldman showed a way of blending inks using Ranger products, but I used the ink dusters I have to do the same thing and created a kind of garden background. I used Copics to colour in the images and although it is hard to see in the photograph, I added some Glossy Accents to put some water in the top of the watering can, and finished off with a few little drops on some of the flowers. I lightly inked the white card to soften it and coloured some white ribbon with Copic Marker.


Stamps - Docrafts Born to Shop Garden Beauty, PTI Signature Greetings, PTI Vintage Picnic Sentiments.
Card - White and Raspberry Fizz
Other - Blue, Orange and Green ink and white ribbon coloured with a Copic marker.

Thanks for looking.

Carol x


  1. Excellent! Love that sentiment - my sister commented only yesterday that gardening is housework outside - never ending and never appreciated!

  2. Love the colors!
    Sp cheerful and Springy!

  3. Really cute card...you are right, it does make you smile...and I can relate being a gardner myself! Cute idea to add "the water", too!!

  4. What a fab job of the make it monday... your garden background looks great!!!

  5. Looks great, Carol! Fun card and I love how you used all the sentiments together, it's a true story on the card, very nice!

  6. I really like the background you created. It adds a lot to the scene.

  7. nice card ink blending was fun eh ....


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Carol x


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