Wednesday, 17 March 2010

A few cards with Tracey's new stamps with new distress ink colours

The first card is a bit dramatic, or just OTT, I've not decided yet!

I love the new distress ink colours crushed sapphire, rusty hinge and wild honey. 

I swished the colours onto the first piece of card from water spritzed inks on my craft mat.  I used the blending tool and foam on the other half which was the base card.  I then stamped the circles randomly over the hammered card before adding black nailheads.

The first piece was torn and then edged with a mixture of wild honey and rusty hinge. 

The main image is embossed in gold which I coloured with Promarkers.

I used some of the new Tim Holtz film strip as an embellishment.  I inked and stamped the smallest ladies head with black Stazon.  I masked as I went down so the images stayed inside the frames.

I used the same colours as above on this easel card.  It is the smallest of the lady with dress stamps.  I used black Memento ink on the top part of the stamp and the distress inks on the dress and then coloured with a skin coloured Promarker.

I have some other cards on the go with these stamps that look completely different to these as I have used pastel colours.  I will try to get them finished and post them tomorrow.

The last card is another easel card.  I mainly used the new distress ink stormy sky.  I don't have the barn door red pad yet so used worn lipstick to paint the heart.

I stamped the filigree pattern on the heart stamp onto the background with stormy sky and over stamped in black ink.  You cannot see but it is mounted onto silver and black card.  I then added one of the new Hero Arts swirly paper flowers with a button and added black nailheads.

I didn't take a photo of it but on the back I used 3 of the other stamps on the sheet, the small ink splatter, the wording about the splodges and smudges and the created by stamp.


PS:  I received some emails last night, yes we will have the stamps and ink pads at the Harrogate show!


  1. Hi Jill,
    Fabulous samples, beautiful new stamps from Tracey and I can see that the new colours of Distress Inks are going to be a 'must have'.
    Love them all and for me definately NOT OTT
    Christine xx

  2. oh Jill these are scrumptious!!! That first one is very yummy, so much colour and texture. And the lady in her dress - it really looks like it's swishing along the floor. Beautiful designs, and you really did them justice :)

  3. Oh wow! Breathtakingly gorgeous, Jill!

  4. Jill, they look awesome! I love seeing other peoples designs. It's so exiting seeing your own stamp designs!

    Tracey xx

  5. Thanks for your comments. I've since rearranged the first card a little so I'm happier with it.

    Tracey how naughty but lucky do I feel at getting first play with your stamps!!! Yours WILL be in the post tomorrow, they are all packed in their bags and ready to go now. I'm loving them Tracey:)

    Jill x

  6. Love the first card the best, great blend of the new fab DI colours.

  7. I think these are some of the nicest cards you've ever posted on your blog! Love them :)


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